Mirabilis multifora
Nyctaginaceae

Height: Up to 2'

Leaves: 4" long and oval to heart shaped. They are dark green. They are also sticky and hairy.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom April to September. This flower actually does not have any petals. It is the calyx that is magenta. It is 1" wide and forms 3 to 6 bell shaped cups. It will open one afternoon and wither the next morning. The fruit is dark brown 1/2" long.

Form/Habitat: 2,500' to 6,500'. Roadsides, open sandy areas or washes. Found in the eastern Mojave Desert. Often found in dense clusters.


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