Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Mirabilis Laevis

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Mirabilis Laevis
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Although the plant is common in desert areas, the range of mirabilis laevis (desert wishbone bush) extends a long way north into Oregon, at elevations up to 7,000 feet. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are colored white to pale purple, often with darker purple lengthwise stripes along each of the five lobes. The light green flower center contains five white stamens topped by yellow anthers.

Other species in the nyctaginaceae family


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