Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Oenothera laciniata Hill subsp. laciniata image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           
Family Onagraceae
Oenothera laciniata Hill subsp. laciniata
cut-leaved evening-primrose, ragged evening-primrose
Oenothera: from Greek oinos, "wine," and thera, "to imbibe," because an allied European plant was thought to induce a taste for wine
laciniata: Latin for "slashed or lacerated"
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Status: Native
Plant: drooping to erect annual, 4"-16" tall forb; stems unbranched or branching from the base
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 1/3"-1 1/2" wide; inflorescence a few, stalkless flowers from the upper leaf axils, not spike-like; blooms May-Oct.
Fruit:mostly linear capsule, straight or curving; seeds without tufts of hair at the top,
Leaf:deeply toothed or lobed, lance-like to oblong, alternate
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil

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Oenothera laciniata Hill var. laciniata
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