Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens (Standl.) Welsh
Family: Nyctaginaceae
[Mirabilis decipiens (Standl.) Standl.]
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Max Licher  
Stems usually decumbent-ascending, 1.5-13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf blades green, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3-11 × 0.4-1.4(-1.8) cm, surfaces glabrous or glabrate. Inflorescences narrowly to widely forked, usually without main axis; fruiting involucres 4-6 mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually dark. Perianth pink to deep purple-pink. Flowering summer. Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests; 1400-2800 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah; Mexico (Chihuahua). Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens probably represents populations intergradient between var. linearis and Mirabilis melanotricha.

Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Max Licher  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Max Licher  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Max Licher  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Kirstin Phillips  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Kirstin Phillips  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Kirstin Phillips  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Kirstin Phillips  
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens image