Mirabilis laevis var. villosa
Sida 19: 551. 2001.
Stems few–many, when few often sprawling, when many often forming dense clumps, moderately to densely villous or viscid-villous, increasingly dense and viscid distally. Leaf-blades 0.5–4 × 1–3.7 cm. Inflorescences cymose, usually broad; branches ± equal throughout; involucres 5–7 mm; bracts 60–70% connate, lobes ovate-triangular or ovate-oblong, base often 70–100% of height, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers: perianth usually white, sometimes pink or magenta or tinged with pink at base. Fruits gray-brown, dark charcoal brown, or olive, often dark mottled, often faintly marked with 10 paler longitudinal lines, ellipsoid, obovoid, or almost spheric, 4–6 × 2.4–4 mm. 2n = 60.
Phenology: Flowering ± year-round, most vigorously in spring.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, desert brushlands
Elevation: -40-2200 m
Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah, Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Sonora)
"broad" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.