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NAME: Rose of Sharon

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Hibiscus Syriacus / Malvaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS:  sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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mellow

RAW/COOK

Spring

Buds/Flowers

slightly sweet

RAW/COOK

Summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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mellow

 

Fall

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  medium

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Eat young leaves. Flowers are mucilaginous, great in salads and as decorative garnish. Root fibrous, also mucilaginous.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Anthelmintic;  Antiphlogistic;  Antipruritic;  Demulcent;  Diuretic;  Emollient;  Expectorant;  Febrifuge;  Ophthalmic;  Skin;  Stomachic;  Styptic. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  Dye;  Fibre;  Hair;  Hedge.  A low quality fibre is obtained from the stems. It is used for making cordage and paper. The seed contains about 25% oil. No further details are given, but it is likely to be edible. A hair shampoo is made from the leaves. A blue dye is obtained from the flowers

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Hibiscus+syriacus
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/mallow-madness-the-false-roselle
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Sharon
  4. https://feralbotanicals.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/rose-of-sharon-bring-me-a-medicinal-shrubbery
  5. http://sacredwindow.com/2012/07/rose-of-sharon-rock-rose
  6. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_syriacus