Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wildflowers for Wednesday

The 4 O'clock flower Mirabilia has colonised all the vacant plots in my suburb. The colours it comes are amazing. Sometimes the same plant shows pink and yellow flowers. It propagates itself by the black pepper like seeds, as well as by the tubers.
The Indigo Plant Indigofera tinctoria has pink flowers, though its leaves are used to obtain a blue dye. This plant is found on hillsides.

Another plant found on vacant plots is the Black-eyed Susan Thunberia alata. It is a vine, but not very invasive. It flowers profusely throughout the year.
You can see more wildflowers in the blog Clay and Limestone.


11 comments:

  1. Always enjoy winding down my afternoon with your lovely flowers! Have a wonderful day!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sylvia, so fast! I had hardly finished when I got your comment! Thanks a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that Thunbergia alata! The colour is so bright. The Mirabilia has a very nice bright pink colour as well. All so cheerful for you this week... that's great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Is the flower of Thunberia alata huge? It look so radiant! same goes to Mirabilia!
    Indigofera tinctoria leaves used to obtain blue dye? That's amazing! it does not show any sign of blue on it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love four o'clocks! Yours are vibrant! BTW, I did find peace here today. Beautful Blog.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Even though your blackeyed susan looks like its in the shade its yellow is so vibrant and striking.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, those are beautiful wildflowers. The black eyed Susan vine is used as an annual in my garden.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Stephanie, sometimes the mirabilis becomes a nuisance.
    Malar, Thunbergia flowers are only 4 cm across. Not huge.
    Meredehuit , welcome and thanks for visiting my blog. I am thrilled that you found peace here!
    Rosie, the flowers were in the shade. There are paler varieties also blooming in many vacant plots.
    A garden of threads: Welcome to my blog. Hope you keep visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful 4 o'clocks! Mine also have different colored blooms on the same plant. Great choices for Wildflower Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I just saw the purple flower today and it is right here on your blog, saves me the identification - Mirabilia .

    ReplyDelete