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Sea Storm (Hibiscus syriacus petals)



Imagine zooming into this vibrant red composition! Ecstatic, isn't it!


So ecstatic in fact, that Hibiscus species represent nations: Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia. The red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali, and appears frequently in depictions of her in the art of Bengal, India, often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. The hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.


And some varieties make delicious teas!


Biscayne Park, FL

Last lights in my "Sun" garden


For convenience of maintenance and gardening, I divided my garden into two areas that I called, respectively, The Sun and The Moon, according to their position above the garden and seasonal movement in the sky.

Mejor con fondo negro- View On Black


Hoy cumple años mi joven amigo Fernando Felix y quiero dedicarle ésta foto porque el es un especialista en “ver” esos “otros mundos” e interpretarlos con gran creatividad y sentido del humor. Pero mejor que paséis por su galería para poder comprender a qué me refiero. ¡FELICIDADES, FERNANDO!


A mis amigas: estad atentas porque puede que continúe una interesante serie

que comenzó el año pasado ... ;-)

Rose of Sharon is a representation flower of summer.

木槿 / ムクゲ / Hibiscus syriacus / rose of Sharon

קוֹצִיץ סוּרִי

Syrian Bear's-breech [Acanthus syriacus]

How much can one person love another?

A universe exists in time and space,

Placed within the boundaries of one place,

Pressed into a point far from forever.

Yet love comes to us from some quite other,

Visiting our sorrow with its grace,

Answering our rage with its embrace,

Lending us the wisdom of its wonder.

Even as I say this, you are there,

Nestling in where need undoes the day,

Taking up your small infinity.

Inside my window, you are everywhere,

Nor could I tell how much such love might weigh,

Even were it salient as the sea.




To know her:-

The genus Hibiscus contains over 200 different flowering plants. Also known as the rose mallow, the genus includes both annual and perennial plants, shrubs and trees. Two of the more popular varieties of the hibiscus include the scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus) and rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). Both plants do well in USDA Zones 5 through 8. The flowers can range in color from white to bright red, and the hibiscus has alternate leaves.


Many varieties of hibiscus are used around the world in herbal medicine, as a food product and as a natural shampoo.


This captured from my sweet garden:)


Hibiscus flower violett purple violet Straucheibisch "Hibiscus syriacus" Sharonrose "Syrischer Eibisch" Garteneibisch "Rose of Sharon" "Shrub Althea" "Wilder Hibiscus Strauch"

Description : garden Hibiscus, summer flowering sunny place

Color : blue

Height : 200 cm

Flowering period : August - September

Hardiness : completely hardy

Common name : Shrubby althea

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Sky was blue, bright sun was out and sometimes cloud covering it in a hurry. I was under this flower and it was moving on passing wind. Moment I shot it, sun broke out from the clouds, almost blinding me. However this flower came out perfectly in the middle without me needing any crop or alteration. Except may be the colour tone :”)


This flower is National Symbol of:


* The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Bunga Raya or "Chinese hibiscus") is the national flower of Malaysia.


* The ma‘o hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei) is the state flower of Hawaii.


* The Hibiscus syriacus (Mugunghwa or "Rose of Sharon") is the national flower of South Korea.


* The Native Hibiscus is a national emblem of the Stolen Generation of indigenous peoples in Australia. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.


In Bangladesh, we call it Joba :")


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Love these flowers!!!!

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)

Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)

Cultivar: Silver Memories

Bloom Color: Ernie's is a White/Cream/Violet

Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly

Foliage: Evergreen; Smooth-Textured


Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees.


Hibiscus species represent nations: Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia. The hibiscus is the national flower of the Republic of Haiti. The red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali, and appears frequently in depictions of her in the art of Bengal, India, often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. The hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is considered to have a number of medical uses in Chinese herbology.


In the Philippines, the gumamela (local name for hibiscus) is used by children as part of a bubble-making pastime. The flowers and leaves are crushed until the sticky juices come out. Hollow papaya stalks are then dipped into this and used as straws for blowing bubbles.


The red hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian women. A single flower, tucked behind the ear, is used to indicate the wearer's availability for marriage.


Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named her first novel Purple Hibiscus after the delicate flower.


The bark of the hibiscus contains strong bast fibres that can be obtained by letting the stripped bark set in the sea to let the organic material rot away. In Polynesia, these fibers are used for making grass skirts. They have also been known to be used to make wigs.


The tea is popular as a natural diuretic; it contains vitamin C and minerals, and is used traditionally as a mild medicine.


Dieters or people with kidney problems often take it without adding sugar for its beneficial properties and as a natural diuretic.


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has a number of medical uses in Chinese herbology. Lokapure their research indicates some potential in cosmetic skin care; for example, an extract from the flowers of Hibiscus rosa- sinensis has been shown to function as an anti-solar agent by absorbing ultraviolet radiation.


In the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, hibiscus, especially white hibiscus and red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), is considered to have medicinal properties. The roots are used to make various concoctions believed to cure ailments such as cough, hair loss or hair greying. As a hair treatment, the flowers are boiled in oil along with other spices to make a medicated hair oil. The leaves and flowers are ground into a fine paste with a little water, and the resulting lathery paste is used as a shampoo plus conditioner. (Source: Wikipedia)



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Hibiscus Syriacus, or Rose of Sharon. Explore, thank you my friends.

Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus).

Sevastopol, Crimea.


Сирийский дятел.

The Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) is a relatively small subspecies of brown bear.

It is omnivorous, eating almost any type of food, including meat, grass, and fruits.

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It weighs 100 to 680 kilograms (220–1,500 lb) and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak Bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family, and as the largest land based predator.

For more information about the Syrian Brown Bear click here.


This photo was taken in The Zoological Center in Tel Aviv

last year's rose of sharon in my mom's backyard in bethesda, maryland

[Dendrocopos syriacus][Dzięcioł białoszyi][Syrian Woodpecker]

There are some 200 species of hibiscus under the malvaceae or mallow family, including 7 that are native to Hawaii. I am not sure of the specie in this photo. I think this is the hibiscus rosa-sinesis 'King Kalakua' variety.


In Malaysia, the most well known specie is the brilliant red Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, locally called 'Bunga Raya" meaning big flower. It is also sometimes referred to as 'Queen of the tropics'. Another specie syriacus or 'Rose of Sharon', is the national flower of Korea.


The Bunga Raya was declared a national flower by the Malaysian government on 28th July 1960. The word "bunga" in Malay means "flower" and "raya" means big. The Chinese call it "the big red flower". The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of Malaysia. The five petals represent the five "Rukun Negara" or tenets of Malaysia. The flower can be found imprinted on the notes and coins of the Malaysian ringgit.


It is common to find the Bunga Raya in household gardens and along roads in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Indonesia. This photo was taken at the Kipandi Butterfly Park, about 36km from Kota Kinabalu and sited 700m (2,100 feet) above sea level.

of Hibiscus syriacus. Still some seeds there, waiting to be blown out!


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The back of our Rose of Sharon and A/K/A as an Althea flower in the Hibiscus family with a bud about to open~


Hibiscus syriacus ~




Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to much of Asia (though not, as Linnaeus thought, Syria, in spite of the name he gave it). Common names include Rose of Sharon (especially in North America), rose mallow (United Kingdom) and St Joseph's rod (Italy).


Hibiscus syriacus has been a garden shrub in Korea since time immemorial; its leaves were brewed into an herbal tea and its flowers are eaten. It was grown in Europe from the 16th century, though as late as 1629 John Parkinson thought it was tender and took great precautions with it, thinking it "would not suffer to be uncovered in the Winter time, or yet abroad in the Garden, but kept in a large pot or tub in the house or in a warm cellar, if you would have them to thrive." By the end of the 17th century, some knew it to be hardy: Gibson, describing Lord Arlington's London house noted six large earthen pots coddling the "tree hollyhock", as he called it, "that grows well enough in the ground". By the 18th century the shrub was common in English gardens and in the American colonies, known as Althea frutex and "Syrian ketmia".


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Initially, I was mistaken for believing that this flower was a Hibiscus hispidissimus. Go ahead. Take your time and say it softly. It's actually kind of fun.


Anyhow, I was wrong, but at least I got to say Hibiscus hispidissimus, an opportunity which doesn't often present itself. This "Rose of Sharon" is also known as Hibiscus syriacus.


The hibiscus is commonly known in Asia as the shoe flower because it is used to polish shoes.


The government of Malaysia has declared the hibiscus flower as its national flower. The people of Malaysia have high regard for this flower. The symbol of the flower is imprinted on Malaysian currency.


Indians treat the shoe flower with respect and offer it to the Goddess Kali. She is worshipped with red hibiscus flowers. It is believed that she likes these flower offerings and will grant wishes.


Women in Tahiti tuck a hibiscus flower behind the ear. This is to indicate that they are prospective brides. In Kerala, the southernmost state of India, the same custom indicates lunacy. This practice is often humorously portrayed in films.


The Fullerton Arboretum is a 26 acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus in Fullerton, California, in the United States.


It is the largest botanical garden in Orange County, with a collection of over 4,000 plants. The Arboretum saves species that are extinct or near extinction and serves as a learning place for agricultural history.


The Arboretum officially was created in 1976, and officially opened in 1979.


The arboretum, which was originally a diseased orange grove, was transformed into organic gardening plots.


A centerpiece of the Arboretum is the Heritage House, which was built in 1894 as the home and office of Fullerton's pioneer physician, Dr. George C. Clark.


In 1972 the house was moved to what is now the middle of the Arboretum.


The restored house now serves as a museum of family life and medical practice of the 1890s.

Latin name: Hibiscus syriacus / ムクゲ 木槿 better large view


Syrische Braunbär (Ursus arctos syriacus)


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Explore, Jan 25, 2009 #440

Neighborhood Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) seed pods left-over from 2013.

with differnet hibiscus blossoms / Straucheibisch (Hibiscus syriacus)

in our garden - Frankfurt-Nordend


Explored: 08.09.2013

One day in winter I noticed that the trees of mukuge had all been cut down. Much to my relief I found the flowers at the same place this year too. I remember what the Chinese poet said.

Flowers bloom the same way every year but people do not remain the same.

Flowers cannot be an exception...

~ Dr. Robert Anthony ~ Best Selling Author of over 15 books, and Personal Performance Consultant Expert.


For more than 30 years Dr. Anthony has spent his life unraveling the mysteries of the mind. During that time he has earned a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology from Pacific Western University and has worked as a psychotherapist, NLP practitioner, master hypnotist and personal performance trainer.


Our lilac double Althea flowers are blooming. They are also called "Rose-of-Sharon" in the hibiscus family ~


Hibiscus syriacus ~




Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to much of Asia (though not, as Linnaeus thought, Syria, in spite of the name he gave it). Common names include Rose of Sharon (especially in North America), rose mallow (United Kingdom) and St Joseph's rod (Italy).


H. syriacus is a hardy deciduous shrub. It is upright and vase-shaped, reaching 2–4 m (7–13 ft) in height, bearing large trumpet-shaped flowers with prominent yellow-tipped white stamens. The flowers are often pink in color, but can also be dark pink (almost purple), light pink or white. Individual flowers are short-lived, lasting only a day. However, numerous buds are produced on the shrub's new growth, and this provides provides prolific flowering over a long summer blooming period. Shoots make interesting indoor vase cuttings, as they stay green for a long time, and some new flowers may open from the more mature buds. The species has naturalized very well in many suburban areas, and might even be termed slightly invasive, so frequently does it seed around.


Hemiptera. Heteroptera, Lygaeidae .

Who knew there was such an interesting center to these flowers? Love the hints of green, and the stamen that looks like it's covered in miniscule lanterne pasta. Neat.

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