13 September 2010


This bed of Mirabilis jalapa (common name: Four O'clock Flower, Marvel of Peru; Family: Nyctaginaceae) has been flowering regularly. Recently, I spotted the ripe fruits and collected some of the seeds. Hopefully, I can get to collect seeds of the different colours.

Anyway, mirabilis means wonderful in latin and Jalapa is actually a town in Mexico. I think what is nice is when an assortment of different colours of the plant are grown together. A link and an image from the web are attached below for reference: