Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Oenothera parviflora L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

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Family Onagraceae
Oenothera parviflora L.
northern evening-primrose, small-flowered evening-primrose
Oenothera: from Greek oinos, "wine," and thera, "to imbibe," because an allied European plant was thought to induce a taste for wine
parviflora: Latin for "small flower"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 2'-6' tall forb, mostly with gland-tipped hairs
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide; inflorescence a terminal, usually unbranched spike nodding at the tip
Fruit:capsule slightly tapering towards top; seeds without tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:lance-like to oblong, alternate
Habitat: disturbed sites
Notes: very similar to O. villosa and its subspecies, O. oakesiana and O. biennis
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Oenothera cruciata Nutt. ex G.Don var. sabulonensis Fernald
Oenothera cymatilis Bartlett
Oenothera rubricapitata R.R.Gates

         
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