Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oenothera clelandii W.Dietr., P.H.Raven & W.L.Wagner image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Onagraceae
Oenothera clelandii W.Dietr., P.H.Raven & W.L.Wagner
Cleland's evening-primrose, sand evening-primrose
Oenothera: from Greek oinos, "wine," and thera, "to imbibe," because an allied European plant was thought to induce a taste for wine
clelandii: for Ralph Erskine Cleland, 1892-1971, American botanist who studied Oenothera
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial, 16"-40" tall forb
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 1/3"-1 1/4" wide, petals elliptical to oval; inflorescence a 3"-12" dense, terminal spike; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:mostly linear, usually curving capsule; seeds without tufts of hair at the top,
Leaf:linear to lance-like, alternate
Habitat: fields, prairies; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Oenothera rhombipetala auct. non Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray

         
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