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Oenothera biennisOenothera biennis

common evening primrose

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-6.5'
Flowers: Jun.-Oct.; yellow
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

cultivated fields, waste ground, roadsides

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Hummingbird Beneficial insect *

Notes

flowers open in evening; biennial



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2006.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004