Mirabilis multiflora – Showy four o'clock, So’ksi

 

 

A shrub with magenta-red flowers, that occurs rather rarely in the South of the USA and in the North of Mexico.

Use: The root is chewed and the juice swallowed. The medicine-men of the Hopi-Indians use this plant to endorse diagnostic divination during treatment of sick people.

Active constituents: Unknown.

Effects: Supposedly hallucinogenic.

Side effects: Not known. Some plants of this family are poisonous.

Suppliers: Seeds in garden centers and seed stores.

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