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Willow Lake Tr - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Mirabilis linearis - narrowleaf four o'clock

Synonyms: Allionia linearis,Oxybaphus linearis
Other Common Names: ribbon four o'clock
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Nyctaginaceae

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Willow Lake Tr
Leaves and stem
Willow Lake Tr
Leaves and stem
Willow Lake Tr
Plant - summer
Willow Lake Tr
Flower bracts and seeds
Willow Lake Tr
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Upright multi-stemmed perennial with narrow leaves.
Height: To 3 feet


Habitat Description: Oak woodlands and pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4500 - 9500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Reddish-purple     Shape: Regular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Apr - Sep
Description: Trumpet shaped with 5 lobes and long stamens. Width to 3/4 inch. Length to 1 inch. Flower bracts appear papery.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Has sticky stem.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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