Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3191

Forb
Perennial

Native: central North America
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on railroad embankments, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink to lavender
Bisexual
5-lobed campanulate, petaloid calyx subtended by 5-lobed calyx-like involucre
Petals absent
Inferior ovary
Flowers in dichasial panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

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 (1968) 067-01-002:
Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Allionia nyctaginea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Oxybaphus nyctagineus

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Four-o'clock, Heart-leaved Umbrella-wort