Did you know that a recent study showed that American kids can identify over 1,000 corporate logos, but less that 10 of the most common plants or animals found in their own backyard? I'm working to change that statistic by the end of this year.
The bloom of a Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), native to China and the national flower of Malaysia (known as "bunga raya" in Malaysia). I wasn't fortunate enough to take this photo in its national habitat--these plant is very popular in the temperate climate of Florida, ranging from white, red, yellow, orange and various shades of pink. This one is right out our front door.