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Oblong Leafed Four O'clock
Mirabilis albida
About Oblong Leafed Four O'clock (Mirabilis albida) Nurseries Show All Photos White Four O'Clock (Mirabilis albida) is a native perennial herb that grows in southern and central California. It tends to grow at elevations from 4900-8200 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Flower Color
Purple, Pink

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
3008' - 8123'

Annual Precip. ?
6.4" - 41.6"

Summer Precip. ?
1.02" - 3.03"

Coldest Month ?
30.8° F - 52.4° F

Hottest Month ?
55.5° F - 77.1° F

Humidity ?
2.10 vpd - 29.23 vpd

Butterflies ?

Archirhoe neomexicana Image
Archirhoe neomexicanaArchirhoe neomexicana
Lithariapteryx jubarella Image
Lithariapteryx jubarellaLithariapteryx jubarella
Neoheliodines vernius Image
Neoheliodines verniusNeoheliodines vernius

Landscaping Information
Other Names
Botanical Names
Mirabilis oblongifolia

Common Names
White Four O'clock

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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