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Oenothera mexicana

Oenothera mexicana Spach

Mexican Evening Primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Yellow, fading to orange.



Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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