Calflora
Taxon  Report   10129    
Mirabilis laevis  (Benth.) Curran
Desert wishbone bush
Mirabilis laevis
© 2013 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mirabilis laevis
© 2009 Ryan Gilmore
Mirabilis laevis
© 2014 Keir Morse
Mirabilis laevis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Mirabilis laevis
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Oxybaphus laevis
More information about  Mirabilis laevis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MILA6)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2018).

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