Hibiscus Flower

I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.

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The Roman myth of the lily:

As Venus, the Goddess of love, rose out of the ocean, she saw a lily. Venus became jealous & threatened by its beauty, & gave it a pistil in the center, hoping that this would make the flower ugly.

 

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