Hibiscus, the flower of many uses

Reynier Village has an abundance of tropical hibiscus flowers. They’re large, colorful, and not that difficult to grow here.  With over 200 species, the genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, woody shrubs and small trees . Hibiscus is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas. White hibiscus, is considered to have medicinal properties in the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda.

These photos were taken on July 22 while walking to Reynier Park. Read more about Hibiscus on Wikipedia

Text and photos by Deni Mosser

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3 responses to this post.

  1. You got some beautiful shots. I love hibiscus and all the Hawaiian pflowers. recently I planted a plumeria, a quite common Hawaiian tree they use the flowers for leis, they smell good and petals are of a single layer, as the orchid is.

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  2. Posted by rickroux on February 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I wanted to share an incredible source on Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of Natural Healing. This site has free educational content, videos, articles, and learning tools. I was amazed to see that this ayurvedic school has online videos of their classes for FREE! … to visit their website click on or copy:

    http://www.ayurvedaacademy.com

    Regards,

    Rick Roux

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