Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Mirabilis nyctaginea (Michx.) MacMill.
heart-leaved umbrella-wort, wild four-o'clock
Mirabilis: Latin for "miraculous or wonderful"
nyctaginea: Greek for night-blooming
|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|