| Home | Warning | Gear | Books | Photography | Hikes | Links | Flora & Fauna | Etiquette | About Me | What's New |



Colorado Four O'clock

Natural History

Colorado Four O'clock is a member of the Four O'clock (Nyctaginaceae) Family. It grows to 2 feet in height and has smooth, oval or heart shaped, dark green leaves which grow to 4 inches in length. The plant typically grows in clearings along roadsides and in open sandy areas at elevations between 2500 - 6500 feet.

The flower of the Colorado Four O'clock open in late afternoon and wither by the following morning.

Colorado Four O'clock typically blooms between April - September and produces magenta, funnel shaped flowers to 1 inch in width, followed by a smooth, dark brown 1/2 inch long fruit.

Back to Flora & Fauna