Plant Database

//Plant Database

Welcome to our Plant Photo Gallery and Database. Explore, discover and learn from a collection of regularly updated descriptions, photographs and herbarium vouchers (pressed images) of diverse flora found at the two Santa Fe Botanical Garden sites.

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Mirabilis linearis var. subhispida
umbrella wort, narrowleaved four o'clock
Nyctaginaceae - Four o'clock
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
  • Janice Tucker
  • Sonny Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Sonny Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Helen Woody
  • Helen Woody

View full size photographer: Sonny Tucker
Involucre, stem. White flower variety

Description
This spindly plant has very narrow opposite leaves. They may be hairy.
Mature Size
Up to 2 ft.
Flower Color
Pink, White
Bloom
August to September. Usually in clusters of 3 or 4. Can be singular. 2 or 3 tiny pink or white flowers are inside of a greenish, 3/4 inch, umbrella-shaped involucre. The flowers have no petals. The sepals are united.
Interesting Facts
Mirabilis means marvelous in Latin.
Traditional and Medicinal Uses
Evidence of prehistoric use of Mirabilis has been found in New Mexico. The leaves are reported to have been used medicinally, although the illness for which they were used is not clear.
Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sites
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
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