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 a variety of colors. Hibiscus has a large range from the coast 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 departments of Tolima and Quindio.