Desert Wishbone-bush

Mirabilis laevis

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineSalt

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Coconino
Graham
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination Requirements: 
moisture
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
Low light
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlPollinator habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:
Tamura et al. 2017