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Northern Evening Primrose (Oenothera parviflora)

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Oenothera Parviflora, or more commonly know as Northern Evening Primrose, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Oenothera. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Oenothera Parviflora or Northern Evening Primrose's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Oenothera
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Order: Myrtales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: OH (T) TN (SC)
  • State T/E Common Name: OH (small-flowered evening-primrose) TN (northern evening-primrose)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FACU) 3(FACU)


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