Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa

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Scientific Name Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEVIS
Common Name Hairy Evening Primrose, Common Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
524368
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) E-Flora BC
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane. Dry shrubland, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect biennial about 3 feet tall; basal rosette forms in first year, erect, stiff stem in second.
Leaves: Lanceolate to elliptic, alternate, hairy stem leaves with wavy edges.
Inflorescence: Spike of erect flower buds atop a 1 to 1-1/2 inch long calyx tube with large hairy bract or leaf below each; yellow blossom 1 to 1-1/2 inches across, opening in the evening.
References: Descr. adapted from E-Flora BC.
Colorado Status
Native




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