Saturday, August 14, 2021

Pic(k) of the Week: Hibiscus mauve

Hibiscus mauve

In the forest
One, expected, returns
Mauve, too briefly.

A rose of Sharon blooms in Seminary Wood of Legacy Park, in Decatur, Georgia, USA. 31 July 2021.


The more you know...

Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is native to south-central and southeast China but widely introduced elsewhere. Common names include the rose of Sharon (in North America), Syrian ketmia, and shrub althea (UK).

Mauve is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower. The first use of the word mauve as a color was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Another name for the color is mallow, with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611.

  • One wonders: is the plural "roses of Sharon" or is it "rose of Sharons"?

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 32 of 52, for year 2021. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R
    • Settings: 120 mm | 1/150 | ISO 200 | f/5.3
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