Nyctaginia capitata Choisy
  • Prodr.
  • Scarlet musk-flower, devil’s bouquet

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Nyctaginia capitata Choisy. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 08 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stems repeatedly forked, 10-90 cm. Leaves: petiole 1-8 cm; blade subtriangular, rarely ovate, 3-13 × 1-11 cm, base broadly obtuse, truncate-cordate, or occasionally hastate, margins sinuate and undulate, often crispate, apex acuminate or acute, surfaces glabrous or sparsely viscid-villous adaxially, glaucous abaxially, veins usually sparsely viscid-villous. Inflorescences: peduncle 2-14 cm; involucral bracts 6-15 mm. Flowers: perianth of chasmogamous flowers bright orange-red, mottled or streaked with yellow, rarely all yellow, 20-40 × 10-16 mm; stamens nearly 2 times length of perianth. Fruits 5-8 × 3.5-4 mm.

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    Other Local Names

    Scarlet musk-flower, devil’s bouquet

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).