Oenothera species

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Scientific Name Oenothera berlandieri (Calypholus berlandieri) USDA PLANTS Symbol
CABE6
Common Name Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
836060
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect bushy perennial, 6 to 24 inches tall; linear to oblanceolate leaves 1 to 3 inches long with shallow teeth along edges; yellow flowers 1 to 2 inches across with yellow stamens and long yellow stigma. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera berlandieri ssp. pinifolius (Calypholus berlandieri ssp. pinifolius) USDA PLANTS Symbol
CABEP2
Common Name Square-bud Primrose, Berlandieri's Sundrops ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
836105
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect bushy perennial with reddish stem, 6 to 24 inches tall; linear to oblanceolate leaves 1 to 3 inches long; yellow flowers about 2 inches across with black throat and stigma that extends well past the yellow stamens. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera brachycarpa USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEBR
Common Name Short-fruit Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
27378
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect, short perennial, less than 12 inches tall; lanceolate basal rosette leaves, about 6 inches long, irregularly-lobed along edges with prominent central vein; large yellow blossoms, 4 petals, on short stems; found at higher elevations in Big Bend NP. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera laciniata USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEMLA
Common Name Cut-leaf Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
27371
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect or prostrate perennial 4 to 18 inches high; leaves are simple, alternate, pinnately-cleft into rounded lobes, or sometimes merely wavy-edged or toothed, usually about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide; small, pale yellow flowers with 4 heart shaped petals 1/5 to 3/5 inch long, 8 stamens, and 1 pistil and 4 pinkish sepals united at the base to form a tube. Descr. excerpt from www.wildflower.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa (Oenothera missouriensis) USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEMAM
Common Name Big-fruit Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524363
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect perennial, 4 to 18 inches tall; narrow lanceolate basal leaves, 2 to 4 inches long with smooth or somewhat fine-toothed edges; large yellow blossoms 3-1/2 inches across, 4 petals, on short stems. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera rhombipetala USDA PLANTS Symbol
OERH
Common Name Fourpoint Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
565330
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses Ref.
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Description Erect biennial or winter annual 1 to 3 feet tall, usually single stem; narrow lanceolate leaves, 2 to 3 inches long with wavy edges; yellow blossoms 1-1/2 inches across, 4 pointed petals. Found in sandy soils, along roadsides, disturbed areas. Images taken in Panhandle near Paducah, TX. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera tubicula (Calypholus tubicula) USDA PLANTS Symbol
CATU6
Common Name Texas Sundrops ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
836081
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Desert environment, dry wash, gravelly soil.
Plant: Erect perenial, single or multiple stems, slightly hairy, do not appear to be woody, to about 12 inches tall; branched in upper part.
Leaves: Lanceolate, alternate, sessile, 1 to 2 inches long with smooth edges; somewhat hairy.
Inflorescence: Yellow tubular blossoms about 1 inch across, 4 rounded petals; stigma is shield-shaped, protruding beyond 8 stamens.
References: Observation, Cal Photos and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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