Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus
Location: Front, south, by big bluestem
(exotic) Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, isn't a rose, but its large, flat blossoms and nectar attract hummingbirds and tiny insects that hummers also eat. The flowers on this woody shrub come in several colors, including white, pink, purple, and red.
Genus: Hibiscus (hibiscus)
Family: Malvaceae (mallow)
Order: Malvales (malvales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)