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Colorado Four O'Clock

Mirabilis multiflora

Photo © by Michael Plagens

This magnificent plant (Mirabilis multiflora) was photographed north of the Salt River, Gila Co., Arizona, USA.

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ANNUAL: Robust annual with dark green folliage sometimes growing to a rounded form meter or more in diameter.


LEAVES: Leaves are broad, opposite on the stems, and with smooth margins.

RANGE: In the Sonoran Desert in Arizona this plant is likely to be encountered along roadsides or washes where there is a good water supply.

FRUIT: Dry capsules.

FLOWERS: Large pink-magenta, tubular flowers, with five lobes.

Nyctaginaceae -- Four O'Clock Family

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