Oenothera parviflora L.
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Camissonia strigulosa, Oenothera cruciata, Oenothera cruciata var. sabulonensis, Oenothera cymatilis, Oenothera rubricapitata
USDA Symbol: OEPA5
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oenothera parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff