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Oenothera pallida ssp. runcinata (White sands evening primrose)
Muller, Thomas L.

Oenothera pallida ssp. runcinata

Oenothera pallida Lindl. ssp. runcinata (Engelm.) Munz & W. Klein

White Sands Evening Primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Oenothera pallida var. runcinata, Oenothera runcinata, Oenothera runcinata var. brevifolia, Oenothera runcinata var. leucotricha, Oenothera runcinata var. typica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White, fading to pink.


USA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 pallida ssp. runcinata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera pallida ssp. runcinata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera pallida ssp. runcinata


Record Modified: 2022-11-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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