Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


982

Forb
Biennial

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

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow/Reddish
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 laciniata   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera laciniata   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-006a:
Oenothera laciniata var. laciniata   FAMILY Onagraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Cutleaf Evening Primrose


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rala6_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304l_24

April    Colleton County    SC

Roadside

Leaves shallowly toothed to deeply lobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Oenothera laciniata

JK Marlow    jkm0504u_12

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Oenothera laciniata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmolaciniata_and2

April    Anderson County    SC

Four broad petals with notched tips, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Oenothera laciniata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmolaciniata_home2

April    Anderson County    SC

image of Oenothera laciniata

JK Marlow    jkm0405q_31

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Flowers yellow soon turning pinkish, solitary from axils, opening in late PM, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oenothera laciniata

JK Marlow    jkm0405q_34

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Flowers arise from the axils of upper leaves. Sepals reflexed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.