Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


983

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it on roadsides & in fields, also cultivated as an ornamental, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Pink
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
8 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera speciosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-02-007:
Oenothera speciosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hartmannia speciosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose


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image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hasp4_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

JK Marlow    jkm060427_011

April    Greenville County    SC

Old mill village

All Oenothera found in the southern mtns have a 4-branched stigma, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

Keith Bradley    kab_o_speciosa_2456

April    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_speciosa

April        

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

Gill Newberry    gn05_o_speciosa

May        

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

Gill Newberry    gn05_oenothera_speciosa

May        

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

JK Marlow    jkm210528_0838

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Flowers white to pink with a yellow center, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

JK Marlow    jkm210528_0840

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Leaves oblong-lanceolate to linear, lower lvs irregularly toothed or lobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Oenothera speciosa, Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_speciosa_6_24_07_1

June