Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens
Great Basin Naturalist 46: 258. 1986.
Stems usually decumbent-ascending, 1.5–13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf-blades green, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3–11 × 0.4–1.4 (–1.8) cm, surfaces glabrous or glabrate. Inflorescences narrowly to widely forked, usually without main axis; fruiting involucres 4–6 mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually dark. Perianth pink to deep purple-pink.
Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests
Elevation: 1400-2800 m
Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua)
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens probably represents populations intergradient between var. linearis and Mirabilis melanotricha.
"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.