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Mirabilis jalapa L.
Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru

Mirabilis jalapa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

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Mirabilis jalapa has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Mirabilis jalapa has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Mirabilis jalapa has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Mirabilis jalapa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton