Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oenothera nuttallii Sweet image
Photographer: Robert E. Lee           

Robert E. Lee
Family Onagraceae
Oenothera nuttallii Sweet
Nuttall's evening-primrose, white evening-primrose
Oenothera: from Greek oinos, "wine," and thera, "to imbibe," because an allied European plant was thought to induce a taste for wine
nuttallii: for Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859)
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-32" tall forb; stems with white, peeling bark near the base
Flower: white to turning pink, 4-parted, 1/2"-2" wide, nodding before opening, unpleasant odor; inflorescence of stalkless flowers in the upper leaf axils; blooms June-July
Fruit:linear to oblong capsule, seeds without tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:linear to oblong, alternate
(Glossary)

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Anogra nuttallii (Sweet) A.Nelson

         
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