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Hibiscus syriacus L.

Rose of Sharon

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalvalesIncludes cacao, balsa, lime, linden, basswood, daphnes, hibiscus, hollyhocks, okra, baobab, cotton, kapok, and many others
FamilyMalvaceaeIncludes okra, jute, cacao, hibiscus, many others
GenusHibiscusAncient Greek and Latin name for some mallow-like plant

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Hibiscus syriacus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Hibiscus syriacus (rose of Sharon)

10/19/1977 · Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Bermuda ID is uncertain


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