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.

2 comments:

Cholena Nashan 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