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Oenothera oakesiana (Oakes' evening-primrose)
Smith, R.W.

Oenothera oakesiana

Oenothera oakesiana (A. Gray) J.W. Robbins ex S. Watson & J.M. Coult.

Oakes' Evening-primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Oenothera angustissima, Oenothera biennis var. oakesiana, Oenothera cruciata var. stenopetala, Oenothera parviflora ssp. angustissima, Oenothera parviflora var. angustissima, Oenothera parviflora var. oakesiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: CT , DE , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI
Canada: NL , NS

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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