Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Wild Four-o'clock - Mirabilis nyctaginea   (Michaux) MacMillan
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Author(Michaux) MacMillan
DistributionFound in the upper Piedmont and Mountains. The most recent collection was in 1995 in Madison County.

Native of southern Canada and almost all of the U.S.
AbundanceRare in the western third of the state.
HabitatAlong railroads, weed in yard.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationWild Four-o'clock lacks the long floral tube of M. jalapa, but its inflorescence bracts are red. It tends to have rose to purple flowers.
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State RankSE
Global RankG5
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B.A. SorrieCamden SP, MN, July 2018. Photo_non_NCPhoto_non_NC
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