Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2680

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on coastal sand dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 humifusa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera humifusa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-004:
Oenothera humifusa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Raimannia humifusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Dunes Evening Primrose, Seabeach Evening Primrose, Spreading Evening Primrose


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image of Oenothera humifusa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rahu_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera humifusa

JK Marlow    jkm080410_035

April    Charleston County    SC

Yellow flowers tinged with pink, about 1" wide, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Oenothera humifusa

JK Marlow    jkm080410_054

April    Charleston County    SC

Leaves elliptic, oblanceolate, to 4cm x 8mm, mucronate, entire, sinuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.