Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Mirabilis nyctaginea (Michx.) MacMill. image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

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Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Nyctaginaceae
Mirabilis nyctaginea (Michx.) MacMill.
heart-leaved umbrella-wort, wild four-o'clock
Mirabilis: Latin for "miraculous or wonderful"
nyctaginea: Greek for night-blooming
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems nearly smooth, branched toward the top
Flower: pink to purple, 5-parted, 3/8" wide, saucer-shaped, sepals petal-like; inflorescence of 3-5 flowers in branched clusters; blooms May-Aug.
Leaf:oval with a heart-shaped base, stalks 1/4"- 1" long
Habitat: dry; prairies, disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Allionia nyctaginea Michx.
Oxybaphus nyctagineus (Michx.) Sweet

         
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