Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Twelve o’clock flower (Turnera ulmifolia)

Native plant of West Indies. Introduced and naturalized along roadsides and waste lands of low country and also cultivated in home gardens as an ornamental plant. Flowers open at about 8.00 o’clock and close before noon. Hence the vernacular name. Flowering occurs all the year round.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite flowers as it adorns the hedge of my Appamma's house, which is located in Talawakelle. But I never knew its name till today.