Oenothera nuttallii Sweet
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Anogra nuttalliana
USDA Symbol: OENU
One or more erect stems, usually branching, 1-2 ft. tall, with whitish "bark" often shedding in thin layers. Narrow leaves. Flowers arise on stalks from upper leaf axils; buds drooping, opening late in the day. Flowers are 1-2 in. across with four white petals, fading to pink.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CO , IL , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , SD , WI , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Distribution: MN to Alt., s. to NE & CO
Native Habitat: Open woods; dry, sandy or rocky prairies; stream valleys; roadsides
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oenothera nuttallii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera nuttallii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera nuttallii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff