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Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon)

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  • Common Name: Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon)
  • Latin Name: Hibiscus syriacus & spp.
  • Family Name: Malvaceae

All tortoises enjoy both the flowers and leaves of most hibiscus from the Mallow family.  Confusion often arises with Hibiscus syriacus being commonly called Rose of Sharon as St Johnís Wort  (Hypericum) is also known as Rose of Sharon and is toxic; so be sure of the correct identity before offering.  See also *Hibiscus (China Rose)*.

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