Scarlet Musk-flower Nyctaginia capitata
Four-o'clock family — Nyctaginaceae
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This plant, which flowers almost any time during the year in response to rain, is beautiful from a distance, but close-up you'll find that the flowers have a disagreeable odor, and the stems and leaves are covered with sticky glands. It is found in dry landscapes, mostly in southern and western Texas.
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Flowering Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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