Hibiscus tiliaceus


Hibiscus tiliaceus also known as Mahoe, Sea Hibiscus, Cotton Tree, Majagua is an evergreen shrub or small, spreading tree to 25 ft (7.6 m) high and nearly as wide.  The alternate leaves have long petioles and are heart shaped with pointed tips. They are leathery, whitish and pubescent beneath, and 4-8 in (10.2-20.3 cm) long. The flowers are large and showy, starting out yellow in the daytime and turning red by evening. They are typical Hibiscus flowers: funnel shaped with five petals and a prominent central column which bears the stamens and the pistil.