Plant Identification Database:
Nyctaginaceae (Four-o'clock)
Order: Caryophyllales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Nyctaginaceae: LV: simple, u. opposite, entire, exstipulate; FL: 5 parts, actinomorphic, tubular, apetalous, 5 united sepals, style long, ovary superior; FR: u. achene; ST: EC: u. tropics/subtropical
u. opposite, exstipulate simple entire P: 0, apetalous; S: 5, united, tubular, actinomorphic P: style long; O: superior u. achene u. tropics/subtropical Nyctaginaceae: LV: simple, u. opposite, entire, exstipulate; FL: 5 parts, actinomorphic, tubular, apetalous, 5 united sepals, style long, ovary superior; FR: u. achene; ST: EC: u. tropics/subtropical
Snowball Abronia elliptica Abronia opposite ovate entire 1-3", fleshy P: 5 lobes white head, umbel, long peduncle Apr-Sep Ghost Ranch, NM Snowball Abronia elliptica fragrant white sand verbena , sweet sand verbena
Desert four o'clock Mirabilis multiflora Mirabilis opposite, stipules simple, ovate entire 3-6", fleshy connate, tubular, P: 5 united violet, purple axillary 1", Apr-Sep bisexual, S: longer than petals; P: style longer than anthers/petals decumbent green-brown, glandular pinyon-juniper, desert arroyo Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch NM Desert four o'clock Mirabilis multiflora Colorado four o'clock, maravilla
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION