Malvaceae (mallow family) Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Chinese hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis leaf. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

Shrub, to 30 feet tall, leaves 3–4+ inches long with pointed tip and toothed margins. Flowers to 8 inches wide, red, late summer to fall. Escondido Village studios 5 and 6, east side.

Name derivation: Hibiscus – Greek name for mallow; rosa-sinensis – Chinese rose.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.11, page 8.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.