Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05842 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mirabilis multiflora (Torr.) A. Gray
Common name   Colorado four o'clock
R. Van Buren   497  
Coll. Date 03 May 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality "Gunshot Plot", Shivwits Road, N of Shivwits Reservoir, on road to Motoqua.
Habitat Notes Chinle soil; blackbrush community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 12'  25" N, 113° 51'  15" W
Township Range T41S, R18W, Sec. 10  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Mirabilis multiflora (Torr.) Gray

Common Name(s): Colorado four o'clock, Colorado four-o'clock, manyflowered four-o'clock.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19654, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Nyctaginaceae
                                    Genus: Mirabilis
                                        Species: Mirabilis multiflora


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05842s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02560s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02861s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04199s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05830s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06633s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05894 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" same section
05845 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
05841 Haplopappus linearifolius  var. interior   "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
05848 Hordeum pusillum      "little barley" same section
05846 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" same section
05850 Pectocarya setosa      "bristly combseed" same section
05768 Phacelia pulchella  var. pulchella   "beautiful scorpionweed" same section
05849 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pahcoon Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N 4406  Shivwits 
Pahcoon Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 3773  Shivwits 
West Mountain Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 7507  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6998  West Mountain Peak 
Jackson Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 3963  Motoqua 
Pahcoon Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. E   Gunlock 
Jackson Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. N 3963  Motoqua 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 3452  Shivwits 
Badger Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. SW 4479  West Mountain Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. S 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Gunlock Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 3603  Gunlock 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. SW 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Gunlock State Park (Park) Washington County, UT 5 mi. NE 3609  Gunlock 
Manganese Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. NE   Gunlock 
Limekiln Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NE   Gunlock 
Gunlock Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 3570  Gunlock 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 6.4 mi. SW 4580  West Mountain Peak 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 6.7 mi. SW 4685  West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Mirabilis multiflora  (Torr.) A. Gray

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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