Sea-Hibiscus

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Sea-hibiscus, also known as Talipariti tiliaceum.

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Sea-hibiscus can be trimmed to be a shrub or left to grow to a tall tree. The whole plant is said to be very useful – from the roots to the trunk to the flowers.

It is claimed that the roots and flowers have medicinal value. They can be boiled to make a cooling tea to cool fevers. Young shoots are eaten as vegetables. The wood of the plants are used to make canoes, the bark are used to make corks. The plant fibers are used to make rope, or fishing nets. So, every part of the plant has its use. As such the plant is very valuable to the islanders.

Colours of sea-hibiscus flowers range from yellow to orangey yellow. They are perennials. However, unlike some plants, they do not bloom at once. They bloom a few flowers at a time – all year round.

I think they look better like this – neatly trimmed and planted for a hedge.
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I like their heart-shaped leaves. Very pleasing to look at.
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There are many beds of sea-hibiscus on this stretch of the walk route.
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Hmm, never know there is a sea hibiscus.

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I only know about it last year when I posted about it. 😊

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