Mirabilis linearis

(Narrow-leaf Four O'Clock)

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Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 9064

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Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 8978

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Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 8943

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Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 8654

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Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 8668

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Leaves, Mirabilis linearis, Great Sand Dunes NP, Alamosa Co. 8664

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
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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