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Oakes' Evening Primrose (Oenothera oakesiana)

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Oenothera Oakesiana, or more commonly know as Oakes' 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 Oakesiana or Oakes' Evening Primrose's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 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) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (H) OH (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (evening primrose) OH (Oakes' evening-primrose)


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