Taxon  Report   5589 
Mirabilis jalapa  L.
Four o'clock,  Marvel of peru, Wishbone bush
Mirabilis jalapa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Mirabilis jalapa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Mirabilis jalapa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Mirabilis jalapa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Mirabilis jalapa
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Mirabilis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Community:
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Mirabilis jalapa ssp. lindheimeri
PLANTS: Mirabilis lindheimeri
More information about  Mirabilis jalapa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (MIJA)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2016).

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