Hibiscus rosa-sinensis var. rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, hawaiian hibiscus
Not native to Florida
Rare outside of cultivation. Escaped in eastern coastal counties from Brevard to St. Lucie and Miami-Dade. Also introduced in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Native to east Asia.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a member of the Malvaceae - Mallow family.
Other species of the Hibiscus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Hibiscus coccineus - SCARLET ROSEMALLOW
Hibiscus grandiflorus - SWAMP ROSEMALLOW
Date record last modified: Feb 19, 2020