Photo of the Day: White Hibiscus Flower in Puerto de Mogan

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  1. Flowers look so much nicer in their natural habitat than in vases or jars - in my opinion. On a recent trip to Puerto de Mogan (blog post coming soon with photos) I saw this white Hibiscus flower blowing softly in the breeze.

    Hibiscus flowers can be seen all over the island in red or white and seem to love the tropical climate.

    I'm in no way a flower expert, but after a little googling I discovered they are also known as Rose Mallow plus have health benefits when used as tea.


    To quote wikipedia:
    The red hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian women. A single flower, tucked behind the ear, is used to indicate the wearer's availability for marriage.

    Do you have a favourite plant or flower?

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  2. Miss Norway Active Member

    There is a lot of red hibiscus outside Portonovo hotel i Puerto Rico, and they are beautiful. :) No, I dont have a favourit flower, but I think that the wild flowers wich we have here in Norway in the summer is beautiful. :)
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  3. Miss Norway Active Member

    This is from July 2010.

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  4. Stunning photo! I love purple wild flowers, they pop out from all that green.
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  5. Miss Norway Active Member

    Thank you! :) The summer here in the north/middel of Norway is beautiful, and I really love it! :D
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