An Orange and a Rose

I found two treasures while touring Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

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The first is a hardy orange tree called Chinese Bitter Orange.  Its scientific name is Poncirus trifoliata.

It has long, tough thorns.

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The fruit is not edible alone, but may be used in marmalade or condiments.

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The second is called Confederate Rose. It is a tree hibiscus also called Giant Rose Mallow.

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Its scientific name is Hibiscus mutabilis.

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There were thousands of plants on this lovely plantation.

These two were my favorites.

FLOWER

 

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