This post is all about an interesting flower – it’s nothing other than ‘yesterday today and tomorrow’ – that’s its name! Some of you may know that . . . I came to know about it just a few weeks ago only and its colors made me amused, as I have a special interest in watching and photographing flowers.
About the name : Its name shows the three main colors of the flower. It is blue when it blossoms, turns into light lavender the next day, and finally becomes white.
Take a look at the pictures. Note the gradual change in color. Hope you will like it . . .
The bud. .
When blossoms, it’s purple – blue . .
Then slowly changes to light purple / lavender. .
Then to white. .
All the colors will be displayed at the same time, making it wonderful. Due to its special color changing property, it is also known as ‘morning noon and night’. Blooms almost all time of the year except a few months. It flowers in spells, with small gaps in between.
Its botanical name is Brunfelsia pauciflora, and is a native of Brazil. It’s a shrub and grows up to 1 -2 meters height. In Malayalam, it is known as ‘Shivamulla’ in some regions. If you know the other names in your regional languages, it will be nice if you share it through your valuable comments. .
( All pictures are from Cheruvally, Kerala )