Wildflower Comment: Rosella

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 08, 2018 at 14:58
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Dear Chris P5,
With reference to your Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa).
This plant is actually a native from West Africa or Sri Lanka.
(Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselle_(plant))
Australia's Hibiscus natives are actually Alyogyne huegelii (Lilac Hibiscus), Alyogyne hakeifolia, natives of SA/WA, and Alyogyne cuneformis (Coastal Hibiscus) native of WA.
(ref:Australian Native Plants, Cultivation, Use in Landscaping and Propagation)
I attache a great website for further information
This great site has every thing one needs to know regarding these plants.
I hope this is helpful,
regards, Stanley D.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jul 09, 2018 at 11:15

Monday, Jul 09, 2018 at 11:15
They make Rosella jam out of the seed pods and Bracts of the Rosella.

Rosella Jam
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 09, 2018 at 15:17

Monday, Jul 09, 2018 at 15:17
Yes, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Rosella is an 'Alien' to Western Australia, therefor considered a weed in the native environment. I did not know it had been called a wildflower here on EO. We saw it growing in the Kimberley.

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