• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Mirabilis linearis

Mirabilis linearis - Narrow Leaf Four O'Clock

Mirabilis linearis - Narrow Leaf Four O'Clock

NPS Photo

Species: Mirabilis linearis
Common name: narrow leaf four o'clock

Seedling identification: Cotyledons are large and very round. The first true leaves are long and narrow with a long petiole. The mid-vein is conspicuous on the leathery leaves.

 

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.