A scientific name: Mirabilis jalapa
The flower (it's called calyxes to be in exact) of the marvel-of-Peru comes in various colors. Some are two kinds of colors and others are colors resulting from two colors mixed on one flower.
Also, their color is decided by heredity.
However, the marvel-of-Peru does not completely obey the law of dominance because it is only semidominant. Here it is an exception to Mendel's laws.
For example) If the red flower’s gene call R and the white flower’s gene call W.
So, in this case, the color is any one of red, pink or white.
In this way, the color of the flower is decided.
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