Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

25 April 2014


Hibiscus is part of the mallow family (the flowers are similar to those of marshmallows) but I didn't realise how widely used various species of hibiscus are around the world until I read the Hibiscus article on Wikipedia.  The flowers are attractive to birds, bees and butterflies, the leaves of some species can be used for making tisanes (and the brew has some antioxidant properties), some species have edible leaves and one species is chiefly used for making paper amongst other uses.

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