Marvel of Peru and amazing facts!

Hello everyone!

I am starting my blogging week with a floral photo. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite flowers in my garden. It is known as ‘Marvel of Peru’. It is literally a marvelous flower.

two-colored-marvel-of-peru

Did you know?

  • It comes in variety of colors on the same plant.
  • This one is also known as Mirabilis jalapa, Four o’clock flower.
  • The flowers are not formed from petals.
  •  Petals are a pigmented modification of the calyx.
  • The flowers are used in food coloring.

I wish everyone a bright and cheerful week ahead! 🙂

Can not end the post without resharing some of previous uploads of this beauty.

Enjoy!

Mirabilis jalapa 1

mirabilis-in-two-colors

Mirabilis jalapa

Flower of the day– Mirabilis in different varieties. (on same plant)

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