Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Oenothera villosa Thunb. image
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Family Onagraceae
Oenothera villosa Thunb.
hairy evening-primrose
Oenothera: from Greek oinos, "wine," and thera, "to imbibe," because an allied European plant was thought to induce a taste for wine
villosa: Latin for "with hairs"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 2'-6' tall forb, often with dense, grayish hairs
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 3/4"-2" wide; inflorescence a stiff, terminal, usually unbranched spike; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:capsule thickest near the base; seeds without tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:lance-like to oblong, alternate
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; fields, prairies
Notes: very similar to O. biennis, O. parviflora, and O. oakesiana

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