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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Oenothera nuttallii Sweet
USDA Symbol: oenu
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
One or more erect stems, usually branching, 1-2 ft. tall, with whitish bark often shedding in thin layers. Narrow leaves. Flowers arise on stalks from upper leaf axils; buds drooping, opening late in the day. Flowers are 1-2 in. across with four white petals, fading to pink.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
CO , IL , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , SD , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
MN to Alt., s. to NE & CO Native Habitat:
Open woods; dry, sandy or rocky prairies; stream valleys; roadsides USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff