Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2689

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
8 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oenothera riparia   FAMILY Onagraceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-009?:
Oenothera fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Onagraceae (Munz, 1965)
Oenothera tetragona ssp. glauca var. riparia

 

COMMON NAME:
Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops


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image of Oenothera riparia, Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kngl_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera riparia, Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoriparia_wac

June        

Has spongy lower stems & adventitious roots where regularly submerged, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Oenothera riparia, Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmo_riparia

Month Unknown        

Leaves linear-lanceolate and rather thick, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.