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Fragrant Evening Primrose
Onagraceae
Oenothera caespitosa


gardengeek
gardengeek
Flower Petal # 4
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb



Onagraceae Family

Oenothera Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Tufted evening primrose ,Desert Evening Primrose, Kings cureall


Location

Found in Northern Arizona

Physical Description
perennial plant, It produces a rosette of lobed or toothed leaves each up to 36 centimeters long around a woody caudex. The flowers are white and become pink in time.

distinctive features of the flower is the stigma with four branches, forming an X shape.


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Onagraceae
Myrtales
Myrtales
Order of Myrtles
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

All Evening Primroses open at dusk. They open very fast, usually within seconds. Moths will soon follow.
Could be Oenothera deltoides.
Young roots can be eaten like a vegetable (with a peppery flavor), or the shoots can be eaten as a salad.

The whole plant was used to prepare an infusion with astringent and sedative properties.

It was considered to be effective in healing asthmatic coughs, gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and as a sedative pain-killer.

Poultices containing O. biennis were at one time used to ease bruises and speed wound healing. One of the common names for Oenothera, "Kings cureall", reflects the wide range of healing powers ascribed to this plant, although it should be noted that its efficacy for these purposes has not been demonstrated in clinical trials.



Fragrant Evening Primrose


Comment: Fragrant Evening Primrose, Oenothera caespitosa

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gardengeek
gardengeek
June 10, 2010
These turn pink latter in the day, then die. I'm not sure if it's a pale pink. Most of them are yellow here too.
Thunder
Thunder
June 10, 2010
Is that a pale pink? our evening primroses here are all yellow!

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