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Hibiscus, or rosemallow, is a large genus of about 200-220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, and woody shrubs and small trees.

One species of Hibiscus, known as roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is used as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams. Dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in Mexico.


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