Sunday Snapshot #11

I caught these two dainty little ladies enjoying and swinging in the light early morning breeze; the purple beauties had to be preserved. 

Hence this Sunday’s Snapshot of these Petunias. Mexican petunia, to be precise. They are also called Mexican bluebells because of their shape. They are known as purple showers as they grow rampantly, spreading quickly over a vast area. This hardy perennial desert plant prefers warm, dry climates. It is an ornamental plant and can be maintained with minimum care. 

Scentific Nomenclarture :

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Tracheophytes

phylum: Angiosperms

Class: Eudicots

Clade: Asterids

Order: Lamiales

Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Ruellia

Species: R. simplex

Searching for these details and putting this post was so much fun taking me back to my Botany Herbarium/ Record Book preparations.

On another note, the color purple/ violet/ indigo is associated with Ajna Chakra; the sixth energy center, also called third-eye chakra, is connected to subconscious knowledge and sensory perception. Purple is the color of spirituality, mystery, royalty, and creativity.

Wishing you all a happy Sunday. 😍

Kalyani S Kakade


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