Mirabilis coccinea (Torr.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Scarlet Four O'Clock
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)
Synonym(s): Oxybaphus coccineus
USDA Symbol: MICO7
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Mirabilis coccinea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mirabilis coccinea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff