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Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus L.

Family: Malvaceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus derives from Greek. Later it was Latinized and it was firstly applied to marshmallows, which belong to the same family.
Syriacus: from Syria.

Common name: Rose of Sharon
Description: Small tree
Leaf: Decidious Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
It comes from China and Taiwan. From there it was introduced in Syria and many other places in Asia, as an ornamental plant and for other uses.

Location in the garden:
There is only one specimen in the garden of Méndez Núñez Monument.


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