‘Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’ !

     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. .
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora


When blossoms, it’s purple – blue . .
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Then slowly changes to light purple / lavender. . 
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora

Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora

Then to white. . 
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
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. . 
More Pictures
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia paucifloraYesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia paucifloraYesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday today and tomorrow or Brunfelsia pauciflora
( All pictures are from Cheruvally, Kerala )

33 thoughts on “‘Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’ !

  • March 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    What a beautiful series of images.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It led me back here to enjoy yours.

    All the best,
    Lois

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  • March 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm
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    Niesamowity kwiat 🙂 i cudowne zdjęcia . Pozdrawiam.*** Flower amazing and wonderful pictures. Yours.

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  • March 26, 2012 at 4:08 am
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    Nature is so enchanting! I've never heard about these flowers. And, you have captured them well! Thanks for sharing!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 5:08 am
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    Wow!…beautiful colors Abhinav! and so wonderfully captured!!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 6:08 am
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    Hi Abhi, Amazing work!!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 6:53 am
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    That is very beautiful and such amazing flower. Thanks for the post.. I would never have known it.

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  • March 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    lovely captures…
    actually that was some surprise for me… 😛

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  • March 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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  • March 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm
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    what a gorgeous blooming bush! if we could all manage to change, yet hold our beauty, as we age!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! really appreciate it! blessings to you!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm
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    Many thanks for your lovely comments about my blog.
    I have just had a lovely browse around yours.
    I am now following.

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  • March 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm
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    I am pleased you visited me otherwhiles I never saw this beauty flowers.
    Have a nice evening and your blog will be a succes!!!
    greetings Marijke of Holland

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  • March 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm
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    It seems that you are travelling around Dutch blogs, great to give us the opportunity to find your blog as well. Nice pictures and a good text. Luckily I have Google translator on my blog so you can also read part of the Dutch text.

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  • March 27, 2012 at 4:39 am
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    great photographs and loved the detailed writing as well….

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  • March 27, 2012 at 8:15 am
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    Nature truly has a special meaning 😀 :).

    Awesome captures 😀 :). The flowers are beautiful :).
    And to hear about them and know about it was even more awesome :).

    Thanks a lot for sharing :D. I can't help but smile 😀 :). They are so beautiful :). Do you mind if I use your picture in my blog? I will give credits :).

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  • March 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm
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    What pretty flowers…all pics are fabulous…these flowers have a unique feature as described by you .

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  • March 28, 2012 at 2:34 am
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    I have seen this flower and have wondered about it. Your post was very enlightening. I did not know about this flower's name or the way it changes color. THanks for sharing.

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  • March 29, 2012 at 6:43 am
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    Your blog is a visual treat….absolutely stunning and refreshing 🙂

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  • March 29, 2012 at 7:54 am
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    Wow! those are its names? So interesting.
    I've learnt something new today :). Thank you, Abhinav.

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  • March 30, 2012 at 8:09 am
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    Wonderfully gorgeous, I never knew about this! This is like… magical! Thank you very much Abhinav for sharing such an interesting post! You are highly talented, brilliant! 🙂

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  • April 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    In Brazil I saw these flowers for miles together in the deep forests and also in the highways. Very nice photography

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