Brunfelsia, known as Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

ytt2Brunfelsia, a genus in the family Solanaceae, is named after the German herbalist, Otto Brunfels (1488–1534). The tubular flowers, like the Hawthorne, have five petals. They change color in a three-day sequence. The first day the flower is purple.  The second day it turns a pastel lavender shade. On the third day the flower becomes white. Though our tricolored blossoms of the Brunfelsia are drought resistance, these plants like to come in from the cold and dislike to freeze.

This image has been used within the web pages for our discussions about nature, life and the universe. Quiet Expansion focuses on a simple base-2 model where past-present-future are all the same thing. Brunfelsia captures that spirit!