Two bright red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flowers with dark centers and yellow anthers during early dawn
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Hibiscus rosa sinensis

This plant is Barranquilla´s symbolic flower, yet it does not originate from the Americas. It is a classic for the tropics and comes in an incredible variety of colors, most of which are not available in Colombia. Shown below are the colors I have seen to date. Hibiscus do well from the coast of Barranquilla to the mountains of Bogotá. However on the Caribbean coast they are not that plentiful and appear to be susceptible to disease or pest. Photographed in Barranquilla, Bogotá, and the department of Tolima and Quindio.

A yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red center facing upwards under blue sky
An orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis with a pink and dark pink center
Bright red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower in sunlight
Bright yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with light yellow anthers and red sepals in sunlight
Frilly pink and rose Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers
Red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers in shade
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red and pink center
Red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with frilly yellow edges
Dark fuchsia Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers
White Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red center in sunlight
Yellow hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with an orange center
Yellow-orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a light yellow center
Orange-red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers and red sepals in sunlight
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red-orange center and sepals in sunlight
Dark orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers in shade
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with an orange center under blue sky
White Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with orange anthers
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with an orange center
Orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a pink center in sunlight
A yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red center
Pinkish-red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Yellow and orangish Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
A yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red center facing upwards
Pinkish-red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
A yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a red center
Red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers and red stigmas
Orange-yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow anthers and orange stigmas
Yellowish-red hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with a dark red center
Pink hibiscus rosa sinensis flower in dabbled sunlight
Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with different shades of orange
A side view of an orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with yellow stamens and stigmas
A dark red Hibiscus rosa sinensis flower in dabbled sun
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