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Winged Four O'clock
Mirabilis alipes
About Winged Four O'clock (Mirabilis alipes) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mirabilis alipes is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family known by the common name winged four o'clock. It is native to the southwestern United States from eastern California to western Colorado, where it grows in brush, woodland, and dry mountain slope habitat. It is a perennial herb growing in a clump near 40 centimeters tall and up to 80 centimeters wide. The leaves are oppositely arranged on the spreading stem branches. Each fleshy leaf has an oval or rounded blade up to 7 or 9 centimeters long and is hairless or sparsely hairy. The flowers occur in leaf axils on the upper branches. Five to nine flowers bloom from a cup-shaped involucre of several partly fused bracts. Each five-lobed flower is about 1. 5 centimeters wide and magenta in color; cream-colored flowers are also known.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 11.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.44" - 2.21", Coldest Month: 33.3" - 54.7", Hottest Month: 59.9" - 84.1", Humidity: 3.01" - 38.32", Elevation: 1212" - 6347"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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