Hibiscus Mutabilis in Jindai Botanical Gardens, Tokyo
It was a hot summer day, but many flowers were seen in the sunlight.
Hibiscus mutabilis, also known as the Confederate rose, Dixie rosemallow, cotton rose or cotton rosemallow, is a plant long cultivated for its showy flowers. Originally native to southern China and Taiwan, it is now found on all continents except Antarctica.
Floral color change occurs in Hibiscus mutabilis when flowers are white in the morning, turning pink during noon and red in the evening of the same day.