Rock Hibiscus (Hibiscus denudatus)

Family: Malvaceae

Our Hibiscus grows along the rocky slopes of our ridge-tops as well as at lower elevations. The ones shown below were blooming along our Pool Wash ridge road in August of 2004. The flower runs from pale pink to lavender, with a deeper pink in the center. (Click on the image for a flower close-up.)

These are small, inconspicuous perennial shrubs until they bloom. Here below a substantial stand of them suddenly shows its extent with an array of blooms (these are not striking at a distance, but the blooms run from center foreground back to the upper edge of the picture):