|Author: ||Asa Gray, 1859|
N Mexico, SW U.S.A.|
Rich - Mix|
Medium - Maximum|
80 Centimetres |
Colorado Four O'clock|
Oxybaphus multiflorus, John
Torrey, 1827. |
Quamoclidion multiflorum, John Torrey, 1853.
Mirabilis multiflora var. glandulosa, J.F.Macbr.
Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens, S.Watson.
This member of the Nyctaginaceae family
was given this name by Asa Gray in 1859. It is found in northern Mexico and
south-western U.S.A., growing in a well drained but rich soil with some water and
some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 80 centimetres in height. The flowers are magenta and plentiful.
The genera name is Latin for 'marvellous'.
The species name referring to the numerous flowers.