The Bayahibe Rose or Pereskia quisqueyana is the Dominican Republic’s national flower. Although, the colloquial named of this plant indicates is a type of rose, this is one of only several cactus species which contain leaves and flowers. Its natural habitat is located in the southern coast of the island, in a town called Bayahibe. This small beach city is popular for its beautiful landscapes and for being the closest population to Saona Island National Park. Sadly, the Bayahibe Rose is critically endangered due to habitat loss.