Abelmoschus manihot | Aibika | Sunset Muskmallow Hibiscus | 50_Seeds

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Abelmoschus manihot, also known as, Aibika, Sweet Hibiscus, Edible Hibiscus, Palmate-leaved Hibiscus, Sunset Muskmallow, and Sunset Hibiscus. A flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae. It was formerly considered a species of Hibiscus, but is now classified in the genus Abelmoschus. This plant can grow to about 10 feet tall and likes to live in full sun to partial shade. The leaves are a major food source in many areas. They are very nutritious containing large amounts of vitamins and minerals. The flower buds and young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and they contain 12 percent protein by dry weight. The plants have bright yellow blossoms in the middle of the Summer and are mostly left alone by the deer. USDA Hardiness Zones 8b to 11.