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Roselle, The International Thirst Quenching Flower

On a recent trip to my mother-in-law’s house in Terengganu, Malaysia, she introduced us to a plant called Roselle. Norlela’s mother had planted the flowering shrub near the house to pick the succulent, dark red flowers that sprout along the branches. Roselle belongs to a hibiscus group, a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family. The woody-based shrub that grows between 2 to 2.5 meters tall. To my mother-in-law and others around the area,…

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