Calflora
Taxon  Report   5589    
Mirabilis jalapa  L.
Four o'clock,  Marvel of peru, Wishbone bush
Mirabilis jalapa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
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

Bloom Period
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Mirabilis
Subspecies and Varieties:

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mirabilis jalapa ssp. lindheimeri
PLANTS: Mirabilis lindheimeri
More information about  Mirabilis jalapa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
USDA PLANTS Profile (MIJA)

BONAP Distribution Map


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 29, 2020).