four o'clocks

Nyctaginaceae

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Nyctaginaceae, the four o'clock family, is a family of around 33 genera and 290 species of flowering plants, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, with a few representatives in temperate regions. The family has a unique fruit type, called an "anthocarp", and many genera have extremely large (>100 µm) pollen grains.

Four O'Clock 3

The four o’clock flower is native to Peru and other tropical places. It comes in different colors like yellow, purple, pink, and blue. It can be used medicinally to help with acne, sore throat, cancer, kidney stones, gallstones, and diabetes. Lastly another name for four´o clock is Marvel of Peru.

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plants.usda.gov
naturalmedicinalherbs.net
herbsia.com

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  1. (c) Margrit, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/27126314@N03/3615345161
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctaginaceae
  3. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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