Blooming Hibiscus

February 08, 2023


2022 July 1 - Hibisicus

Photographer: Cindy Todd 

Summary Author: Cindy Todd 

The hibiscus is a beautiful flowering plant that's indigenous to tropical environments. It’s known for its large, eye-catching blooms and vibrant colors. However, hibiscus (from the mallow family) can also be grown in temperate weather environments with a little care. I took this photo in Arroyo Grande, California, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Hibiscus is classified as a nyctinasty plant, which means it closes its blooms at night and reopens them during the day, thereby protecting them from the cold. Photo taken on July 1, 2022.


Arroyo Grande, California Coordinates: 35.1186, -120.5907

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