Four O'Clock(2)

Mirabilis linearis

Narrowleaf Four O'Clock
Mirabilis linearis (Oxybaphus linearis)

Family: Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae)
AKA: Umbrellawort, Ribbon Four O'Clock
Photo taken on: June 26, 2006
Location: Taylor Canyon, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Roadsides, dry meadows

Grows to 3ft in clumps with long, narrow grayish green leaves to 4" long. Flowers are ½" across and range from white to pink to purple, growing in clusters of three. arrow

Mirabilis linearis

Mirabilis linearis

 

 

The bracts, leaves and stems are covered in fine hairs. The bracts are purple-tinged and united. It is distinguished by the very inflated, papery and veined fruiting calyx which resembles an umbrella.

Photo taken on: August 27, 2010
Location: White Rock, NM

Flora of North America reference.

Mirabilis oxybaphoides

Trailing Four O'Clock
Mirabilis oxybaphoides

Family: Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae)
AKA: Vining Four O'Clock
Photo taken on: September 1, 2010
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Waste places, open woods

Sprawls on the ground with stems to 3ft long. Leaves are heart-shaped on light green stems (background of photo). Flowers are ½" across, compared to Showy Four O'Clock, which grows in similar habitat.

Flora of North America reference.

Pink Single Flowers