Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Oenothera flava (A. Nelson) Garrett
Long-tube evening-primrose, Shortfin evening-primrose, Yellow evening-primrose
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: OEFL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Long-tube evening-primrose is a nearly stemless, clumped perennial with rosettes of deeply toothed, oblong-linear leaves. Flowers are slender-tubed, with four yellow petals and four green sepals. The sepals turn purple with age. The tufted plant is usually less than 8 in. tall.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Sask. to NM,
w. to ID
& CA; also along the Yakima R., WA Native Habitat:
Damp, prairie swales; open, wooded areas; stream valleys
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Damp to drier soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Possibility of Oenothera flava growing in Michigan
June 16, 2006
Oenothera flava (A. Nels) Garrett, is it true that this plant is not in Michigan? Is it rare or something? Because I had a hard time trying to find out what it was.
view the full question and answer
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FACW || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff