Mirabilis multiflora (Torr.) A. Gray
Colorado four o'clock
Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)USDA Symbol: MIMU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: 15 m S of New Iron Bridge, 3 m W of path, creekside--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Habitat: Dense understory of Carya & other trees. Among shrubs. Small colony.
Description: Erect, soon recumbent perennial, much branched (ascending/light-green, to 60 cm long), glaucous throughout. Leaves opposite w/ petioles to 15 mm, blades entire, to 4x6.5 cm, near deltoid, rounded basally, acute apically, thin w/prominent veins, glandular (at 40X). Peduncles solitary, axillary & terminal. Involucre 5+flowered. Lobes-5, shorter than tube, rose colored.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 19, 1993
Specimen number: 515
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0776
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58 Annotations: (In flower) SCFXB