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*Mirabilis jalapa Linnaeus var. jalapa . Garden Four-o’clock, Marvel-of-Peru, Morning-rose. Phen: Jun-Nov (-May). Hab: Disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites. Dist: Native of tropical America.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Taxonomy Comments: A second variety is not known from our area.

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA4; < Mirabilis jalapa L. – Bah, C, F, Fl5, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Va, WH3, Bogle (1974); > Mirabilis japala – Tx; > Mirabilis lindheimeri (Standl.) Shinners – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (name change)
  • Great Plains: UPL (name change)
  • Midwest: UPL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (name change)

Heliophily ?: 5

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