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Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
  
About Wishbone Bush (Mirabilis laevis var. villosa) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mirabilis laevis var. villosa is one of five recognized varieties of Mirabilis laevis. It is the desert form which tends to grow in rocky places, at elevations from 0-7500 feet, from Mono County southward. It has white flowers rather than the purple flowers of the coastal and mountain Varieties:
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 8 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Archirhoe neomexicana Image
Archirhoe neomexicanaArchirhoe neomexicana
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Embola powelli Image
Embola powelliEmbola powelli
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Lithariapteryx abroniaeella Image
Lithariapteryx abroniaeellaLithariapteryx abroniaeella
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Lithariapteryx jubarella Image
Lithariapteryx jubarellaLithariapteryx jubarella

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 0° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Soil PH: 6.8 - 8.2

Companion Plants
Companion Plants

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8, 9, 10, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 16

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky, sandy places in desert habitats where there is some shade

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.9" - 34.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 3.31", Coldest Month: 29.6" - 63.4", Hottest Month: 56.7" - 89.1", Humidity: 1.55" - 42.79", Elevation: -100" - 7310"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Mirabilis bigelovii var. bigelovii,Mirabilis bigelovii
Common Names: Bigelow's Desert Four-o'clock, Pale-stemmed Four-o Clock, Wishbone-bush


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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