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