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Desert Four O\'Clock
Blossoms of Desert Four O'Clock (Mirabilis froebelii)
photographed in First Creek area of Red Rocks, Nevada.
April 2008.

These are perennials that die back to their roots each year. Their magenta flowers open for the night in order to attract hawkmoths which pollinate them. They do not always open precisely at four o-clock and can open in the morning on cooler days.


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LodewijkVery sharp and colorful


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Nice picture! Lodewijk
Posted Apr 29, 2008 6:47 pm

lcarreauIncredible color..


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I can see why you like to visit
the Red Rocks in April. Cheers!!
Posted Apr 30, 2008 11:47 pm

Anya JingleRe: Incredible color..

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Yes, the wildflowers are pretty amazing there this spring, lots of different colors and still plenty of water flowing in the canyons.
Posted May 1, 2008 2:35 am

Marija JokanovicBeautiful....

Marija Jokanovic

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..as always.
Cheers, Marija
Posted May 2, 2008 9:33 am

Anya JingleRe: Beautiful....

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Thank you Marija.
Greetings, Anya.
Posted May 3, 2008 9:33 am

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Apr 29, 2008 3:40 pm

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