|Scientific Name||Allionia incarnata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ALIN|
|Common Name||Trailing Four O'clock, Trailing Windmills||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||19581|
|Family||Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock)||SEINet
|Description|| Habitat: Dry, sandy, rocky or gravelly soils and in limestone areas on hillsides and flats.
Plant: Low, trailing perennial with long branches 16 to 48 inches long; stems, buds and leaves covered with fine hairs; stems and leaves glandular-hairy and sticky-viscid, often with sand sticking to them.
Leaves: Opposite, oval to broadly rounded-triangular, thick leaves usually with wavy edges, 3/4 to 2-1/2 inches long, largest near base becoming progressively smaller; on petioles 1-3/8 inches long or less.
Inflorescence: From leaf axils along stems, deep pink flowers about an inch across are actually clusters of 3 flowers, each with 3 asymmetric 2-lobed petals; on peduncles up to 1-inch long.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet and Southwest Desert Flora.
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