linearis or Mirabilis linearis
grows on dry sites on the plains and foothills, often along the sides of trails.
The pink or white flowers are similar to flowers of O.
nyctagineus, but usually lighter in color. The narrow leaves of O.
linearis help to separate the two species. With its spindly growth habit
and ability to grow on degraded sites, some people mistake O. linearis
for a weed.