Thursday, April 24, 2014

More of the color lavender


This is another plant I just recently discovered.  It's called a "Desert Four-O'clock".  When I looked it up, I found that when found in Colorado, it's called a Colorado Four-O'clock.  But I couldn't find out how the "Four O'clock" tag got attached to this plant.  I love that little splash of yellow that appears on the stamen.

15 comments:

Andy said...

Nice capture of the colour!

cieldequimper said...

It is delicate and sweet! What a strange name, I agree that it would be fun to find out!

llandudnopictures said...

Great name!

Judy said...

Very showy!

RedPat said...

They look like they are made of a precious paper - beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful! I'm pretty sure they don't grow here.

Karl Demetz said...

They are very beutiful and delicate!

glenda said...

These are so dainty and beautiful. You have a good eye for purple.

Randy said...

Wonderful color.

Jack said...

You have found some very pretty purple flowers. I have no idea what it is.

Kate said...

I, too, researched this flower on Google and could not find the origin of its name but I learned a great deal about this magical little flower!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely lavender, soooooo pretty Sharon, why am I thinking of pixies and fairies in the garden!

Thérèse said...

Lovely lavender bells!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful flower shot series, Sharon!

Kathy said...

I know the answer! Generally (and I'm sure there are exceptions depending on location, climate, etc.) the blossoms on a 4 o'clock don't open until late afternoon - around 4 o'clock - and then close back up again at dusk. My grandmother had beautiful 4 o'clocks when I was a child and I planted some when I lived in Phoenix. They do very well in the desert but they produce huge tubers as a root system so they were very difficult to dig up and eradicate once I tired of them. I believe they are native to Peru. They come in various colors, yellow, red, pink, white and shades of lavender. You definitely had a wonderful week of purple!