Four O'Clock

Mirabilis multiflora

Summary 4

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.

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The Four O'Clock family has many species. 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.

Resources 5

plants.usda.gov
naturalmedicinalherbs.net
herbsia.com

By Zeta, age 13
Perla, age 13

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/7457894@N04/533750290
  2. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/3828751288/
  3. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/26180704234/
  4. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctaginaceae
  5. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Color blue, pink, purple