Is Hibiscus the same as Roselle?
Yes and No.
Simply put: all Roselle are hibiscus plants, but not all hibiscus plants are Roselle.
The species Hibiscus Sabdariffa is the Roselle plant. Common names include Roselle, Red Sorrel, Sorrel, Bissap. This species is what we use for BISSAP.
The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis species is the most known hibiscus plant. Conventional names for this species include Tropical Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus, Hawaiian Hibiscus, China Rose, Shoeblackplant to name a few.
The infographic highlights some of the differences between the two species. Hope these answers help with some of the lingering questions on this topic. Cheers!