Meaning of rose of Sharon

rose' of Shar'on

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus, of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish or purplish flowers.
  2. Also calleda St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen foliage and showy yellow flowers.
  3. a plant mentioned in the Bible. Song of Solomon 2:1.
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