Plant ID forum: Four o'Clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

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Name: Randy
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Randyda
Aug 17, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Wondering if I should take this guy out. I think it might be a weed, but for a while I thought it might be a pepper plant. Although the flower pedals on a pepper plant are individual. Now I am thinking this is a Datura, which is very poisoness to people and animals, but it hasn't produced any spikey balls, and I can't find the flowers colored the same way.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 17, 2015 1:43 PM CST
How large are those flowers? Looks more like a Mirabilis to me. Four o'clocks.

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Name: Randy
California
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Randyda
Aug 17, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Those flowers are about an inch and a half in diameter.
I believe you are correct sir. They are mirabilis, Four o'clocks!
Thank you!
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 17, 2015 1:50 PM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2015 5:23 PM CST
I agree, looks like Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

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greene
Aug 17, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP Randyda,
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