Sthol-padma, Confederate rose, hibiscus mutabilis
Common Name: Sthol-padma, Sthalkamal, Confederate rose, Dixie rosemallow, Cotton rosemallow.
Leaves are simple, alternate, deeply cordate, 3-5 lobed, 8-15 cm long, hairy on both surfaces, petiole long.
The flowers of hibiscus mutabilis are large or small, double or single, 9-18cm in across. white, red or pink. It is called 'changeable rose' as it changes color with the change of time.
Leaves and flowers of hibiscus mutabilis are are used in piles, abortion and urinary problems. Extract of root is used in menstrual problem.