This photo was taken in Florida while we were there for vacation. This is what we called Gumamela flower in the Philippines. I was so amazed to find that one of my favorite flower was there in Florida, along with the other tropical flowers that can be find in the Philippines. When I was a little kid, my friend and I used to sip the nectar out of it. I guess the bee was mad at us. :
The Hibiscus or as what known as rosemallow or jamaica. In the Philippines, we call this "Gumamela". The large genus of about 200–220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae native to warm, temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.