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 (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


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image of Oenothera speciosa

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

        

image of Oenothera speciosa

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_speciosa

April        

image of Oenothera speciosa

Gill Newberry    gn05_o_speciosa

May        

image of Oenothera speciosa

Gill Newberry    gn05_oenothera_speciosa

May        

image of Oenothera speciosa

JK Marlow    jkm0305a_17

May    Greenville County    SC

Old mill village

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

image of Oenothera speciosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_speciosa_6_24_07_1

June