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Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia

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”
Specieslaevis
var.crassifolia

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Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 20 × 13" (50 × 33 cm)

Mirabilis californica A. Gray var. cordifolia (Dunkle) Dunkle

Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran var. cordifolia Dunkle

 

Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Sep 2021.

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Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 2½ × 3½" (6.8 × 8.8 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 28 × 19" (71 × 47 cm)

Mirabilis laevis (wishbone bush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Cali­fornia
≈ 20 × 13" (50 × 33 cm)

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