Hibiscus, also known in names like shoe flower, China rose, Flor DE Jamaica, rose mellow etc.. Most commonly the flower is known Chinese hibiscus and has more than 200 species in the forms of plants,shrubs,perennial plants and even some tree genesis..Throughout the world the plant is seen in tropical and sub tropical conditions..
The photos of the hibiscuses below are some common species seen in India, photographed from the Indian south western state, kerala..Hibiscus a native of East Asia, is grown widely in gardens and has a wide variety of flowers different in colours and sizes..Its a plant which need less care when compared to plants like Rose, and so the plants are much popular...
The Stigma And Pollen of Hibiscus flower..The contrasting green colour of the ferns highlighting the flower tip...Hm the stamen,stigma,pollens etc etc..Had to study the flower structure in schools..i like the way this photograph is taken, just a little blurred at the tip, hmm the limitation of cellphone cameras. May have got it if tried a number of times.. seems like the camera lens like the green more to the red tip of flower stigma..
The hibiscus or shoe flower variant seen commonly in India.Red hibiscus flower or china rose from home gardens.Photographed from the southern state of India..the kerala..These flowers are not mere show plants in gardens, apart they have medicinal values..The hibiscus plant skin is much abundant in fibres and is used in some places to make fiber skirts, and also wigs..You may sometimes know, these flower petals are crushed and the juice is used as a conditioner for hair...
The white hibiscus plant from the gardens..You know what, these white flowers are considered to have more medicinal effects..The flowers and root of the plant is used in Ayurveda, for the treatment of certain ailments.. And in some parts o world hibiscus tea and juices are used, and also considered good for some diseases..hibiscus is the national flowers of South Korea and Malaysia..Photos taken by Arun using cell phone SonyEricsson K750i
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