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Oenothera engelmannii (Engelmann's evening-primrose)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Oenothera engelmannii

Oenothera engelmannii (Small) Munz

Engelmann's Evening-primrose, Engelmann Evening Primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: OEEN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species of this plant is named for George Engelmann (1809-1884) who was born in Germany and settled in St. Louis, Missouri, as a young man. He was a physician and botanist, describing especially North American Abies (Firs), Agaves, Cactus (for which he described more than 108 species), Cuscuta (Dodder), Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family), Juncus (Rushes), Juniperus (“Cedar”), Pinus (Pines), Vitis (Grapes), and Yuccas. When he died much of his collection went to Missouri Botanical Garden.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Propagation

Propagation Material: Root Division
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness, Maintain mulch layer, Remove spent blossoms, Fertilize in spring with rose food

Bibliography

Bibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Oenothera engelmannii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera engelmannii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera engelmannii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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