Hibiscus is the unofficialnational flower of Sudan. Hibiscus brackenridgei is the scientific name of Hibiscus.It comes from malvaecae/mallow family. It is very much favorite to the Sudanese people for its outstanding beauty and color image. It is also populous for great hibiscus tea and dry flower. It found on bulk amount all over the Sudan. Hibiscus is the native to Asian tropical region. It has also religious history.
According to the Hindu mythology the red hibiscus is the flower of Goddess Kaali and appears commonly in depictions of her in the art of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It also used as offering flower (Anjali call in Bengali language) to the Goddess Kaali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship. Hibiscus is the symbol of Life, courage and rapid growth of the nation. Still hibiscus is not officially declared as the national flower or national symbol ofSudan, but it is the most people choice flower of Sudan.
Facts about National Flower Sudan (Hibiscus)
- Common Name: Hibiscus
- Genus: Hibiscus
- Species: H. brackenridgei
- Found in: Native to Tropical region of Asia
- Color: White, pink, red, dark pink
- Number of petals: 5
- Form of the tree: Triangular, columnar, V-shape, weeping, flat-topped
- Time of blooming: Summer and autumn
- Purpose: Ornamental
- Symbolism: Life, courage and rapid growth of the nation.
The unofficial national flower of Sudan hibiscus or called the “Queen of Tropical Flowers” though it is grow wildly in the world’s tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate regions as ornamental plant. Hibiscus is a small tree with evergreen shrub, glossy single stem leaves. It grows up to 8 feet tall. As it is a diverse genus hibiscus made around 220 species of flowers, which have five bright colors like red, white, pink, purple and yellow.