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Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran

Wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyNyctaginaceaePlants with unique fruits (“anthocarps”) and large pollen grains
GenusMirabilisFrom mirari, “to marvel at;” from mirus “wonderful”
SpecieslaevisSmooth, free from hairs or roughness

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Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

5/4/2018 · Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

9/1/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 11 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

5/4/2018 · Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

9/1/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

 

Mirabilis laevis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

5/4/2018 · Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 4½ × 4" (11 × 11 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

9/1/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

5/4/2018 · Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

9/1/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 5" (14 × 13 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

5/4/2018 · Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush, desert wishbone-bush)

9/1/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 5 × 4" (12 × 10 cm)

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