|Scientific Name||Mirabilis linearis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MILI3|
|Common Name||Narrow-leaf Four O'clock||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||19651|
|Family||Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Semi-desert to montane (3900 to 9500 ft.); gravelly areas, roadsides, trails, open areas.
Plant: Spreading perennial 8 to 40 inches tall, grey-green foliage; stems often waxy.
Leaves: Linear to linear-lanceolate, opposite leaves 1 to 4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Many small white to pink-purple blossoms about 1/2 inch across in clusters of three (often only one blooming at a time) with sticky-hairy involucre below; 5 split fused lobes in bell-shaped corolla, 5 projecting pink stamens and yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: SEINet, American Southwest and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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