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Mirabilis coccinea

Mirabilis coccinea (Torr.) Benth. & Hook. f.

Scarlet Four O'Clock

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Oxybaphus coccineus

USDA Symbol: MICO7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A spindly plant with very narrow leaves and small clusters of trumpet-shaped, red to deep pink flowers.

This night-flowering plant has the deepest pink flowers of all the small-flowered four oclocks. Flowers remain open until late in the morning.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV
Native Distribution: Southeastern California east across southern Arizona and New Mexico to western Texas, and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky, brushy hillsides.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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