Hibiscus acetosella (cranberry hibiscus or African rosemallow) is an angiosperm of the genus Hibiscus or rosemallow. The word acetosella is of Latin origin and is derived from an old name for #sorrel (Oxalis) which comes from the sour taste experienced when eating the young leaves of the plant.Hibiscus acetosella is also known colloquially as false roselle, maroon mallow, red leaved hibiscus, and red shield hibiscus. Info. courtesy of Wikipedia
Good morning everyone! I've waited a long time to capture the true colour of this hibiscus. It was tricky because the dark colour, it's 2-hour lifespan and the morning sun didn't work well together. But here it is, finally! #cranberryhibiscus #hibiscus #african
Wikipedia tells me it blooms for a few hours @gjones .... And the foliage is exactly why I have four of these plants!!! Acers and the like aren't sold here, and this plant is a lookalike. It's new in the Indian market too - never seen before!