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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mirabilis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl var. linearis
Stem: ascending to erect, < 10 dm, glabrous to finely strigose. Leaf: +- sessile; blade 3--10 cm, linear to narrowly lanceolate, +- fleshy, gray-hairy. Inflorescence: broad cyme; involucre cup-shaped, densely glandular-hairy, generally 3-flowered, enlarged, 6--10 mm, papery in fruit; bracts 5, 1/2--2/3 fused. Flower: perianth +- 10 mm, +- funnel-shaped, pale pink to magenta. Fruit: +- 5 mm, club-shaped, hairy, ribs 5, strong, wrinkled between.
Ecology: Riverbeds, railroads, roadsides, gravelly places; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (Orange, Riverside cos.); Distribution Outside California: native Arizona to central United States, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: Cult as ornamental; easily confused with Mirabilis coccinea without mature flowers.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
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Next taxon: Mirabilis multiflora
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2016. Mirabilis linearis var. linearis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=72913, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.