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Taxon  Report  
Mirabilis jalapa  L.
Four o'clock,   Marvel of peru,   Wishbone bush
Mirabilis jalapa is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Subspecies and Varieties:
Genus: Mirabilis
Family: Nyctaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSMirabilis jalapa ssp. lindheimeri
PLANTSMirabilis lindheimeri
Information about  Mirabilis jalapa from other sources
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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/06/2022).