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Slender-lobed Four O'clock
Mirabilis tenuiloba
About Slender-lobed Four O'clock (Mirabilis tenuiloba) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mirabilis tenuiloba common names longlobe four o'clock or maravilla, is a plant species native to the southwestern United States and northeastern Mexico. It is reported from Baja California, Baja California Sur, southern California (Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties) and Arizona (Pima and Yuma Counties). Mirabilis tenuiloba is a perennial herb up to 100 cm tall, usually with many glandular hairs. Leaves are broadly egg-shaped, up to 8 cm long and 12 cm across. Flowers are trumpet-shaped or bell-shaped, white or pale pink, up to 18 mm long. Fruits are egg-shaped, dark red-brown, up to 6 mm long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.9" - 14.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.28" - 1.81", Coldest Month: 42.5" - 59.2", Hottest Month: 71.3" - 88.8", Humidity: 1.63" - 39.46", Elevation: -15" - 5228"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Longlobe 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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