Definition of California four o'clock

1. Noun. California four o'clock with purple-red flowers.

Exact synonyms: Mirabilis Californica, Mirabilis Laevis
Group relationships: Genus Mirabilis, Mirabilis
Generic synonyms: Four O'clock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of California Four O'clock

California blanket
California bluebell
California box elder
California buckthorn
California buckwheat
California coffee
California condor
California dandelion
California dewberries
California dewberry
California encephalitis
California false morel
California fern
California four o'clock
California fuchsia
California holly
California lady's slipper
California laurel
California laurels
California live oak
California newt
California nutmeg
California olive
California pitcher plant
California pompano
California poppies
California poppy
California privet

Literary usage of California four o'clock

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1. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"... to a yellow flower of an entirely different family—Helianthemum; and these blossoms do not in the least resemble a rose. CALIFORNIA FOUR-O'CLOCK. ..."

2. California Plants in Their Homes: A Botanical Reader for Children by Alice Merritt Davidson (1898)
"... that are very interesting under the microscope, their function being to absorb rain and dew for the benefit of the plant. The California four-o'clock, ..."

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