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Okenia hypogaea (Burrowing four o'clock)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Okenia hypogaea

Okenia hypogaea Schltdl. & Cham.

Burrowing Four O'Clock

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems trailing, up to about 6 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Sometimes blooms year-round. Blooms magenta, rarely yellow.



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
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 Okenia hypogaea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Okenia hypogaea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Okenia hypogaea


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

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