|Scientific Name||Oenothera speciosa||USDA PLANTS Symbol||OESP2|
|Common Name||Showy Evening Primrose||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||27415|
|Family||Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)||SEINet
|Description||Habitat: Various soil types in ungrazed pastures and prairies, open woodlands and roadsides.
Plant: Upright to sprawling perennial spreading to form large colonies; one to several stems, branched above up to 20 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate, overall lanceolate or oblanceolate in outline, with edges cut deeply into narrow pinnate lobes; 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long and 3/16 to 1 inch wide.
Inflorescence: Large, showy pink or rose-pink to white flowers up to 3 inches across, 4 broad petals; opening morning or evening; nodding buds become erect when open.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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