Friday, April 27, 2012

Desert Rose

 

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!

8 comments:

  1. Blue ones grow here!


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    1. I'd love to see the blue ones. We have some pink desert roses too.

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  2. Oh I see, they are called Desert Roses.

    They are plentiful in my garden.

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    1. I would love to see your photos of them in your blog site rainflield especially the blue ones.

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  3. Marghab, Sadeeqa! (Can't remember if I have the gender correct!) I love seeing this desert rose in flower. We had them in Kenya, growing on an island in the middle of Lake Baringo. Hope you and your family are doing well. Blessings and hugs, Jo

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    1. Marhaba Jo! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, you got it right!
      Kind regards to your family. I'm sending you some virtual hugs. :)

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  4. what wonderful smile of nature. please have a good weekend.

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    1. Indeed! Makes me happy while looking at it. Have a great start of a new week Robert.

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