Hibiscus syriacus L.
Rose of Sharon
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Malvales||Includes cacao, balsa, lime, linden, basswood, daphnes, hibiscus, hollyhocks, okra, baobab, cotton, kapok, and many others|
|Family||Malvaceae||Includes okra, jute, cacao, hibiscus, many others|
|Genus||Hibiscus||Ancient Greek and Latin name for some mallow-like plant|
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Hibiscus syriacus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Apr 2011.
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10/19/1977 · Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Bermuda ID is uncertain
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