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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West. Sparingly naturalized.

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Mirabilis jalapa has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Mirabilis jalapa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Mirabilis jalapa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton