A Four-o-clock submission from Kimberly in SC

The aroma of the flowers remind me of Hibiscus. It blooms in the early evening. I initially thought it was producing the Ivy in the same area.



this flower is called the ‘Four-o-clock’ because the flowers open at about that time.  It is Mirabilis jalapa in the Nyctaginaceae, same family as Bougainvillea.  It is a commonly grown plant native to Mexico.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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