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Oenothera parviflora L.
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Camissonia strigulosa, Oenothera cruciata, Oenothera cruciata var. sabulonensis, Oenothera cymatilis, Oenothera rubricapitata
USDA Symbol: OEPA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
The evening-primrose is at its best only at night, for its pale yellow, midsummer blossoms only open fully after dark. It is a biennial plant which blooms and dies in its second year.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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