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This is one of many pages describing plants and animal life that we have in our garden. In many cases, we don't know what they are. Comments welcome.

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We bought this plant in Napoleons in February 2011, thinking it was a Fuchsia. It's clearly not that, but it took a while to find out what it is; finally Laurel Gordon told us that it's Mirabilis jalapa, a Peruvian plant (again!) named after a Mexican city. It's perennial and likes full sun, so we can now do something with it. There are two plants, one with red flowers and the other with yellow.


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The flowers appear to open at night and shut in the daytime (thus the mistaken identity):


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