Definition of California four o'clock
1. Noun. California four o'clock with purple-red flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Mirabilis, Mirabilis
Generic synonyms: Four O'clock
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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, ..."