Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plant native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the world. The plant is distinguished by its large, trumpet-shaped flowers that appear in a range of vibrant colors: pink, red, orange, purple, and yellow. The fruit of the hibiscus is a dry capsule containing several seeds. Hibiscus is cultivated as a decorative plant in gardens, but it is mostly used as a plant used for making tea. Dried hibiscus is edible, but it can also be candied and used as a garnish. The hibiscus is a national flower of South Korea and its red varieties are traditionally worn by Tahitian women to indicate their availability for marriage.