By Deliana
19 days ago

The hibiscus

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No movie or painting in a tropical land is complete without showing a girl with a flower in her hair. The flowers used are often hibiscus flowers. There are hundreds of species of hibiscus flowers but they all need to live in hot, humid lands like India, Hawaii, Haiti or Malaysia. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, but most sport five lobed petals around a stalked center.
Although specific meanings for the hibiscus differ depending on the culture of the beholder, there are some generalities about what the hibiscus symbolizes.
This is considered a very feminine flower and so is usually given or worn by women. In North America especially, a hibiscus means a perfect wife or woman.
In Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver’s delicate beauty.
In China, hibiscuses symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory. It is given to both men and women.
The English word “hibiscus” comes almost directly from the Greek word “hibiskos.” The flowers received their name from Pedanius Dioscorides, author of one of the few complete manuscripts from Roman times.
The hibiscus is the unofficial national flower of Haiti. A yellow species called the Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei) became the Hawaiian official state flower in 1988, despite it not being native to Hawaii. This is Hawaii’s second official state flower. The first was the red hibiscus (Hibiscus kokio) which was native to Hawaii. Fame is fleeting.
Hibiscus flowers are delicate and very beautiful just as young women appear to be, so hibiscuses often symbolize young women.

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frenchqueen They are beautiful tropical flowers.
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Violeta Very nice article dear Deliana
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dorageorg So interesting article!😘
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senior1819 Wow, what an article 😃
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DAIANAGABAR Beautiful article
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Deliana @DAIANAGABAR @senior1819 @dorageorg @Violeta @frenchqueen Thank you for your kind comments! 🌼🌼🌼
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maca1 So beautiful artikle
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Tomi Very good article
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Deliana @Tomi @maca1 Thank you, my friends! 🌼🌼🌼
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Frenki There are a lot of them here, very pretty flowers :)
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RalRey 🌺 Ok
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carmen3521 so good article
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Deliana @carmen3521 @RalRey @Frenki Thank you, my friends! 🌼🌼🌼
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Nevena83 So beautiful artikle😘
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sanjad Very nice article dear
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Explorer2017 Very nice article
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Deliana @Explorer2017 @sanjad @Nevena83 Thank you, my friends! 🌼🌼🌼
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