Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mirabilis jalapa pink

I called this morning glory like flowers "The four o'clock flower" when I was young, because it usually bloom around afternoon 4 o'clock with a strong, sweet-smelling fragrance, the flowers last only 1-2 days, The single-seeded fruits are spherical, wrinkled and black upon maturity which children like to play with them.

The botanic name is Mirabilis jalapa . Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a town in Mexico. The flowers are available in many colors, a curious aspect of this plant is that flowers of different colors can be found simultaneously on the same plant. Different color variation can be found in the same flower.


Anonymous said...

yes , I remember dem blooming ard 4 0' clock and I'm seeing dis flower after sooo long ... thx for the post :)

Anonymous said...

They're so pretty ^^ Do you know where I can find them? =D