Nyctaginia capitata Choisy
Devil's bouquet, Scarlet muskflower
Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)USDA Symbol: NYCA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: 15 m S of Oakwell Farms Pky, at foot of hill W of Mews townhomes--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Dry, alkaline soil; full sun; single plant; scattered, scarce.
Description: Perennial from thick, semi-woody taproot. Many stout, trailing banches to 40 cm long. Leaves opposite, petiolate (to 15 mm), oval to ovate to narrowly deltoid (30+ mm wide x 60+ mm long), decurrent, crispate, viscid. Infloresence long peduncled (10 cm), clustered (8-15), perianth funnelform (20 mm), flaring to 10-14 mm dia, red/orange-red. Stamens 12 mm, exserted.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 30, 1987
Specimen number: 249
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0473
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36 Annotations: SCXXB