Oenothera engelmannii (Small) Munz
Engelmann's Evening-primrose, Engelmann Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: OEEN
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
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
BibliographyBibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oenothera engelmannii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera engelmannii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera engelmannii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff