Desert roses are commonly seen flowers here in Al Ain. First time visitors might not notice it but they are usually thriving in islands of road that separates the direction of travel, at the parks, gardens and roundabouts.
Sometime last year, I remember myself calling this flower a "passion flower" because of its color. Because of a question posed by a twitter friend of mine, I have discovered that the flower I used to call passion flower, is actually the desert rose. It prompted me to read more about it.
Desert roses belong to the family of Apocynaceae in the kingdom of plantae. They can survive even in arid weather condition. For more botanical information about desert roses, please click here.
Wishing everyone a great weekend. Jumaa Mubarak! Salaam!