A blog where I post a mixture of photos that I have taken and find amusing, interesting, artistic, surprising or strange.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
This is the Marvel of Peru or the Four'o'clock, Mirabilis jalapa. It is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a not uncommon placename in Central and North America. Mirabilis jalapa is said to have been exported from the Peruvian Andes in 1540.