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White Four-o'clock - Mirabilis albida
Other Names:  Mirabilis hirsuta [in part]

Status Under Review
Undetermined Origin

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
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General Description
Taprooted perennial herbs. Stems erect or ascending, 20–80 cm, glabrate to puberulent. Leaves linear to narrowly ovate, sessile to short-petiolate; the blade 4–10 cm long, glabrate, sometimes glaucous below. Inflorescence viscid-pubescent, openly branched; involucres green, ca. 4 mm long, mostly 3-flowered. Flowers pink to purple, 8–10 mm long. Fruits 5–6 mm long, with hair-tipped tubercles (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
One MT collection from Sheridan County; throughout much of North America apart from northwestern and northeastern U.S. (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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