Four O’Clock (mirabilis multiflora)
The 4-O’clock wildflower is a perennial with round ovate leaves. It produces a funnel-shaped, 2 1/2 in. long magenta flower. It blooms from April to August. It contains a tuber root that can enlarge when filled with water. This water-storage ability allows the plant to produce its delicate bloom for several months each year. Because the plant prefers warm weather months, look for it in late spring and early summer during late afternoon. It can be found in rocky areas of Confluence Park.