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Old Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Nyctanthes arbortristis, a beautiful and very fragrant, but very delicate, flower. Starts to bloom after sunset, and wilts by sunrise. I wanted to show more flowers holding on to the plant, but by the time the light is decent enough to photograph, almost 95% of the flowers are already on the floor.





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Starts to bloom after sunset, and wilts by sunrise.

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Yes I like and that's very interesting that they bloom after sunset and wilt by sunrise.

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Thank you Raghu, that is an interesting plant and lovely photos.

It reminds me of a wild plant with very bright yellow flowers that we have in our garden which the Danes popularly call the 8pm flower, which flowers here during August and September. The flowers open up at 8pm CET (summertime CET 9pm).
The latin name is Oenothera glazioviana, otherwise known as evening primrose.
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Thank you, Jim and John. John - any photos?
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That is so interesting Raghu, that they blossom at night. Flower usually blossom in the day to attract bees and other pollenators. It makes me wonder who does for these flowers!
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That is so interesting Raghu, that they blossom at night.
Yes, Saly, it is also so pleasant to see the bright flowers against the background of darkness at night and to feel the cool night and fragrant air. See if you can visualise with this photo:

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