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Desert four-o'clock is an intriguing name of mirabilis flower. It is connected with a fact that four-o'clock blossoms its flowers out during evening twilight. At night it is in all its beauty, and it fades with dawning light. For Bloomery jewelry desert four-o’clock is hunted only at night.
Mirabilis is formed from Latin Mirabilis — amazing and Jalapa — a place in South and Central America.
The flower is associated with mystery and beauty.
Flowers are language of nature. It is real and sincere. Learning symbols of flowers we can choose a state and mood that we would like to stress or intensify due to jewelry with real flowers.
Floriography is symbols attributed to different flowers and used to express moods and feelings.
In the Victorian era the language of flowers was used to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud. The language of flowers finds its roots in the East. Knowledge about the language of flowers was brought to Europe by two women: Aubry de la Mottraye and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
Interesting fact! Flowers of desert four-o’clock are used even for food colouring. A crimson pigment obtained from the flowers is applied to colour pastry and jelly.
To catch the expanded flower you need to find it at night as in the daytime desert four-o’clock is closed. It is possible to contemplate its beauty to the fullest extent only at night.
It is mysterious and intriguing queen of the night.