Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Hibiscus syriacus  Rose Mallow
Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus    
Species syriacus   
Properties shrub
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), Syrian ketmia or rose mallow (United Kingdom) and St Joseph's rod (Italy).
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