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Mirabilis albida (White four o'clock)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Mirabilis albida

Mirabilis albida (Walter) Heimerl

White Four O'clock, Dwarf Four O'clock

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Allionia albida, Allionia bracteata, Allionia coahuilensis, Allionia grayana, Allionia pauciflora, Allionia pseudaggregata, Allionia rotata, Mirabilis albida var. lata, Mirabilis albida var. uniflora, Mirabilis coahuilensis, Mirabilis dumetorum, Mirabilis entricha, Mirabilis grayana, Mirabilis oblongifolia, Mirabilis pauciflora, Mirabilis pseudaggregata, Mirabilis rotata, Oxybaphus albidus, Oxybaphus coahuilensis, Oxybaphus pauciflorus, Oxybaphus pseudaggregatus, Oxybaphus rotatus

USDA Symbol: MIAL4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems erect to decumbent, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MI , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , NM , NV , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Mirabilis albida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mirabilis albida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mirabilis albida


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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