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Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl
narrowleaf four o'clock

General Information
Symbol: MILI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
ALDE4 Allionia decumbens (Nutt.) Spreng.
ALGA Allionia gausapoides Standl.
ALLI3 Allionia linearis Pursh
CADE25 Calymenia decumbens Nutt.
MIDE6 Mirabilis decumbens (Nutt.) Daniels
MIDI5 Mirabilis diffusa (A. Heller) C.F. Reed
MIGA2 Mirabilis gausapoides (Standl.) Standl.
MIHIL Mirabilis hirsuta (Pursh) MacMill. var. linearis (Pursh) B. Boivin
MILA7 Mirabilis lanceolata (Rydb.) Standl.
MILIL Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl var. linearis
MILIS Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl var. subhispida Heimerl
OXAN Oxybaphus angustifolius Sweet
OXDE5 Oxybaphus decumbens (Nutt.) Sweet
OXDI5 Oxybaphus diffusus (A. Heller) W.C. Martin & C.R. Hutchins
OXGA2 Oxybaphus gausapoides (Standl.) Standl.
OXLA7 Oxybaphus lanceolatus (Rydb.) Standl.
OXLI Oxybaphus linearis (Pursh) B.L. Rob.
OXLIS Oxybaphus linearis (Pursh) B.L. Rob. var. subhispidus (Heimerl) Dayton


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Nyctaginaceae – Four o'clock family
Genus Mirabilis L. – four o'clock
Species Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl – narrowleaf four o'clock

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Description of Values

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