Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

Hovering over an image will enlarge it (works better on desktop than on mobile).

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates that a botanical name is pronounced.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Nyctaginaceae, Four-o-clock family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

arrow icon arrow

range map
camera icon Common Name: Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis jalapa 067-01-001   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites

Uncommon

Non-native: Tropical America

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Wild Four-o'clock, Heart-leaved Umbrella-wort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis nyctaginea 067-01-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Look for it on railroad embankments, other disturbed areas

Rare

Native: central North America

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Erect Spiderling
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boerhavia erecta 067-02-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to Florida & possibly GA; introduced in the Carolinas

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Look for it in vacant lots, road shoulders, other disturbed areas

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)

 


Your search found 4 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"The trail is beautiful ... be still." — Lakota