Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
Oenothera macrocarpa Nutt. ssp. macrocarpa
Bigfruit Evening-primrose, Fluttermill, Missouri Evening Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Megapterium missouriense, Oenothera missouriensis
USDA Symbol: OEMAM
Missouri evening primrose is a low, occasionally tufted, smooth to hairy perennial herb 4" to 24" tall. Stems are spreading to ascending from a thick woody root. Leaves are alternate, simple, narrowly lance-shaped to egg-shaped. Flowers are showy, solitary and yellow.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: 1-2 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Nectar Source: yes
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: Seeds
Description: Plant seed outside in the fall or early winter.
Seed Treatment: Germination is improved with 4 to 6 weeks of cold moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Requires little maintenance.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff