The Four O’Clock Flower (Mirabilis)

The four o’ clock flower is an ornamental, perennial, scented flower found commonly in the high ranges of the Western Ghats of India up to 800-1200m. These flowers will start to open its delicate bud in the afternoon and reach full bloom by 4 o’ clock.

In Kerala, the Malayalam name is ‘Nalu Mani Poove’ (4 o’ clock flower), for obvious reasons. It is widely grown in the farms, gardens and homes as an ornamental.

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