OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 067-01-001:
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mirabilis jalapa

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru


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image of Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa, Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_081716hayesvillenc_07

August    Clay County    NC

Leaves rhombic to rhombic-elliptic, 5-12cm long, slightly acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa, Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_081716hayesvillenc_08

August    Clay County    NC

Petaloid calyx w a narrow tube 3-4cm long, the spreading portion to 5cm diam, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

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) 067-01-001:
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mirabilis jalapa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3567

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Tropical America

Uncommon

Habitat: Disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-5cm long

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Red, pink, yellow, or white
Bisexual
5-lobed salverform, petaloid calyx subtended by 5-lobed calyx-like involucre
Petals absent
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers in dichasial panicles

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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