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Desert Four O\'Clocks
Blooming Desert Four O'Clocks (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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Dmitry PrussNeat story

Dmitry Pruss

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thanks again, Anya!
Posted Apr 29, 2008 4:01 pm

Anya JingleRe: Neat story

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My pleasure :) Luckily the mornings are still fairly cool in Red Rocks.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 4:08 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Apr 29, 2008 3:39 pm

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