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Sonoran Desert Plants
Mirabilis multiflora (Torrey) A.Gray (Colorado Four o'clock,)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Mirabilis multiflora (Torrey) A.Gray

 Mirabilis multiflora (Torrey) A.Gray

Habitat: rocky slopes,mountains,canyons
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: opposite,simple,ovate,
Flower Color: magenta or pink
Flowering Period: Apr. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Nyctaginaceae (4-o'clock family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 22 (8.7 MB pdf)

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