07 October 2010


This Brunfelsia americana from the Solanaceae Family is known by its common name Lady of the Night because of the overpowering fragrance from the flowers in the evening.

It was hard to take photos of this plant because of its messy scandent form. It also tends to develop yellowish leaves but I guess this is a normal characteristic of this plant. Like the Brunfelsia calycina (common name: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow), the flowers change colour as they age. In this species, the flowers open yellow and turn white over time.