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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Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Apr 29, 2008 6:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Very sharp and colorful

Nice picture! Lodewijk

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 30, 2008 11:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Incredible color..

I can see why you like to visit
the Red Rocks in April. Cheers!!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - May 1, 2008 2:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible color..

Yes, the wildflowers are pretty amazing there this spring, lots of different colors and still plenty of water flowing in the canyons.

Marija Jokanovic

Marija Jokanovic - May 2, 2008 9:33 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful....

..as always.
Cheers, Marija

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - May 3, 2008 9:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful....

Thank you Marija.
Greetings, Anya.

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