Calflora
Taxon  Report   9579    
Mirabilis laevis  (Benth.) Curran  var. villosa  (Kellogg) Spellenb.
Wishbone bush
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
© 2017 Thomas Egan
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Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
© 2017 Thomas Egan
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
© 2017 Bonnie Nickel
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Mirabilis
Parent: Mirabilis laevis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hesperonia aspera
PLANTS: Hesperonia bigelovii
ICPN + PLANTS: Mirabilis aspera
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More information about  Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
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 (MILAV)

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: Dec 14, 2018).

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