Hibiscus radiatus

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monarch rosemallow
Plantae Asiaticae Rariores - plate 004 - Hibiscus Lindlei.jpg
Hibiscus radiatus, var. Lindlei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: H. radiatus
Binomial name
Hibiscus radiatus

Hibiscus radiatus (commonly known as monarch rosemallow[1]) is native to southern and southeast Asia. It has 15 cm (5.9 in) mauve flowers that have a purple center and yellow anthers. Leaves are dentate, with upper leaves lobed into three, five, or seven parts. Leaves are mistaken as marijuana, but radiatus' stems have small thorns. It is frequently grown as a vegetable or medicinal herb.[2]


  1. ^ "Hibiscus radiatus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Lawton, Barbara Perry (2004). Hibiscus : Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden. Portland, Or: Timber Press. p. 122. ISBN 0-88192-654-X.