Oenothera drummondii Hook.
Beach Evening-primrose, Beach Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Raimannia drummondii
USDA Symbol: OEDR
The species name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems erect to decumbent, up to about 20 inches long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL , LA , NC , SC , TX
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
BenefitUse Medicinal: Useful for treating sore throat and eye diseases.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Lepidoptera species.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness, Maintain mulch layer, Remove spent blossoms, Fertilize in spring with rose food
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oenothera drummondii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera drummondii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera drummondii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff