Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3567

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
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:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 067-01-001:
Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mirabilis jalapa

 

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


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