genus of plants

Hibiscus or rosemallow is a genus of plants with a flower of bright colors. It grows mostly in the tropics, but some species grow in cool climates. Hibiscus often become national/state flowers. For example, the Hawaiian hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus

679 species

The flower usually has five petal. Hibiscus comes in many colours like white to pink, red, purple and yellow.[1]

Species change

There are many types (species) of Hibiscus. The most popular ones in gardens are:

  1. "Genus: Hibiscus L". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-02-16.

Hibiscus trionum is a common weed in gardens and farms.

References change


  1. PD, Jayabal (2022-12-12). "A Blossoming History: The Fascinating Journey of the Hibiscus Flower". TNPSC Group 4. Archived from the original on 2023-12-13. Retrieved 2022-12-12.