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Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa (Narrowleaf evening primrose)
Cressler, Alan

Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa L. ssp. fruticosa

Narrowleaf Evening Primrose, Sundrops

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Kneiffia allenii, Kneiffia arenicola, Kneiffia brevistipata, Kneiffia fruticosa, Kneiffia linearis, Kneiffia longipedicellata, Kneiffia riparia, Kneiffia semiglandulosa, Kneiffia subglobosa, Oenothera arenicola, Oenothera fruticosa var. eamesii, Oenothera fruticosa var. goodmanii, Oenothera fruticosa var. humifusa, Oenothera fruticosa var. linearis, Oenothera fruticosa var. microcarpa, Oenothera fruticosa var. subglobosa, Oenothera fruticosa var. unguiculata, Oenothera fruticosa var. vera, Oenothera longipedicellata, Oenothera tetragona var. brevistipata, Oenothera tetragona var. longistipata, Oenothera tetragona var. riparia, Oenothera tetragona var. sharpii, Oenothera tetragona var. velutina


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: To about 32 inches in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: JAM

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