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, Dunes Evening Primrose, Seabeach Evening Primrose, Spreading Evening Primrose

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

        

image of Oenothera humifusa, Dunes Evening Primrose, Seabeach Evening Primrose, Spreading Evening Primrose

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, Dunes Evening Primrose, Seabeach Evening Primrose, Spreading Evening Primrose

JK Marlow    jkm080410_054

April    Charleston County    SC

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