By Deliana
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The Hibiscus Flower

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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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Ravidxb very beautiful captured
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GinaEastabrooks Interesting article
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MegyBella Wonderful💗
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dorageorg Very interesting!
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RalRey It is interesting how we can learn each day about the things with which we are related. I have a daily relationship with this flower and I did not know much about what you say in this article. It is a flower that has been present in my life since always. I have photographed it many times and I have painted it. Yesterday, by the way, I photographed several. Where I live are everywhere, it is in the fields, in the squares and parks and in the gardens and is known as "Cayena" and "Cachupina". Soon I will share some of what I have about the hibiscus flower. Nice and interesting your article. Thanks for sharing such good information. God bless your life and your work. Happy Sunday.
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Deliana @RalRey Thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated, my friend! We have this pretty flowers everywhere too and I always like to capture them. Blessings! 💖💖💖
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