Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2679

Forb
Perennial

Native: Gulf state(s)
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, perhaps only introduced or adventive from the Gulf Coast

Look for it on sandy ocean beaches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Whitish/Yellowish
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
8 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera drummondii   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-003:
Oenothera drummondii   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Beach Evening Primrose, Drummond's Evening Primrose


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image of Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

JK Marlow    jkm080410_039

April    Charleston County    SC

Densely hairy perennial, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

JK Marlow    jkm080410_044

April    Charleston County    SC

The flowers are about 3" wide and turn toward the sun, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

JK Marlow    jkm080410_046

April    Charleston County    SC

Petals whitish to yellowish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

JK Marlow    jkm080410_049

April    Charleston County    SC

Spreading to creeping, sometimes appearing shrubby, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

JK Marlow    jkm080410_051

April    Charleston County    SC

Sepals nearly linear, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).