Four o'clock Flowers

The Four o'clock Flower or Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapais) the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, in the family Nyctaginaceae. The interesting thing about four o'clock flower is that different colors can be found simultaneously on the same plant. It's is available in a range of colors. The flowers usually open from late afternoon onwards and that why it got the common name "Four o'clock Flower". In Urdu it is called "Gul Abasi" (گل عباسی).

Four o'clock Flowers
Four o'clock flower picture
Four o'clock flower picture
White Four O'clock Flower
Four o'clock flower picture
Four o'clock flower picture
Four O'clock Flower

Beautiful Clouds Pictures

Since childhood, I love looking at and enjoying cloud formations. Sometimes they get a shape of a mountain, sometimes a shape of a human or some sort of an animal, sometimes they look like an aeroplane or bird. Here are some shots of cloud formation, I took at different occasions.

Beautiful Clouds
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Clouds Kissing
Clouds Kissing

Catharanthus roseus-Madagascar Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle) is a species of Catharanthus in family Apocynaceae native and endemic to Madagascar. The species is grown as ornamental and medicinal plant. It produced five petals flower that may be pink or white. The foliage of the plant is dark green. The plant got important for it's anti cancer properties. Two alkaloids vinblastine and vincristine found in Madagascar Periwinkle are used for the treatment of cancer.
Some other names of Madagascar Periwinkle include Vinca rosea, Ammocallis rosea, Lochnera rosea, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, and Old-maid.

Rosy Periwinkle Flower-Catharanthus roseus
Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Catharanthus Roseus-Rosy Periwinkle Plant
Rosy Periwinkle Plant

Rosy Periwinkle Plant

Periwinkle flowers-Vinca minor

Here are some pictures of periwinkle-Vinca minor ( Argenteovariegata) plant and flowers. It has green leaves, edged with cream and blue flowers. Flowering season is from spring through to autumn. It is also known as Variegata.

Lesser Periwinkle-Vinca minor flower

Kantakari-Solanum xanthocarpum

Kantakari (botanical name: Solanum xanthocarpumor Solanum surattense), also known as Thorny Night Shade, Yellow Berried Nightshade, Thai eggplant is a medicinal plant in the family Solanaceae. It is called "Maraghoni" in domestic language Pashto and Kandiari in Urdu. It's in important Ayurveda medicinal herb. The roots, fruits and the whole plant are used for medicinal purpose. Its root is used to treat asthma, cough, bronchspasm, sore throat, constipation, an effective expectorant and diuretic. Its juice application is beneficial in baldness. Its is also used for treatment of fever and cough in animals.

Kantakari-Solanum xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum Plant
Kantakari-Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum
Solanum Xanthocarpum Seeds

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