Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of G.A. Cooper, USDA PLANTS Database, Smithsonian Institution.

Desert four o'clock

Scientific name
Mirabilis multiflora
Plant Family
Plant Group
This perennial southwestern flower has purple flowers with a five-lobed flower, stamens that stick out past the petals, and oval shaped leaves.
Identification Hints

This perennial southwestern flower has purple flowers with a five-lobed flower, stamens that stick out past the petals, and oval shaped leaves.

Did You Know?

Desert four o'clock flowers are often found in the leaf axils along the upper part of the stem. The oval shaped leaves are a light green color with prominent white veins. The genus "Mirabilis" comes from the latin "wonderful".

States
AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX, UT