Known As: Four O'Clock, Marvel of Peru
Latin Name: Mirabilis jalapa
Description: Plant grows up to 3 feet high and blooms from mid-spring
to late fall. Flowers are 1 inch long and trumpet-shaped that open
in the late afternoon. Colors are white, pink, red, yellow, violet
and the plant may have flowers in more than one color. Dense, shiny
green leaves from 2 to 6 inches long. Leaves are sometimes sticky.
Poisonous Parts: Entire plant. Toxin involved is
Symptoms: Gastrointestinal distress. May also cause dermatitis.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.