Friday, October 11, 2013

New-to-me native

I spotted these pretty, delicate seed heads and purple flowers on the city easement adjoining our property. My fellow Master Naturalist/plant expert Jerry S. didn't hesitate a second this morning when I e-mailed this "challenging" mystery plant to identify. 

"Pretty sure it's a four o'clock (Mirabilis linearis)," he wrote back. Dang, he nailed it!

1 comment:

Michael - Plano Prairie Garden said...

I am glad I found this post. I found some of these recently and could not figure out what they were. I collected a few seeds anyway. Maybe I will have some growing in my garden next year.

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