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"Rose of Sharon"  Hibiscus syriacus..חבצלת החוף | by The Gifted Photographer
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"Rose of Sharon" Hibiscus syriacus..חבצלת החוף

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חבצלת or חבצלת החוף (coastal ḥăḇaṣṣeleṯ). It is commonly assumed by most people in Israel that, the Sharon plain being on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the Biblical passage refers to this flower.

The first record of the Rose of Sharon (Mugunghwa, meaning "endless flower" Hibiscus syriacus) grown in Korea is mentioned in the article produced 1,400 years ago. A geographical article, SanHaeKyung(Hangul:산해경, Hanja:山海經) written in Dongjin Dynasity(Hanja:東晉) of China mentions, "The Land of Wisemen is spread for 1000li's and Mugungwha grows plentifully." The name "Mugungwha" is first used by the poet Lee Kyu-Bo(이규보,1168∼1241) of Koryo Dynasty.

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Taken on June 18, 2010