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Oenothera caespitosa Nutt.

Tufted evening primrose, fragrant evening primrose

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusOenotheraDerivation uncertain: 1. Greek ονος θηρας (onos theras), or “donkey catcher.” 2. Or οινος θηρας (oinos theras), “wine seeker.” 3. Or Latin oenothera, “a plant whose juices may cause sleep”
SpeciescaespitosaCaespitose, having a densely-clumped, tufted or cushion-like growth form, with the flowers held above the clump or tuft, alternate spelling cespitose

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Oenothera cespitosa Nutt. orth. var.


Oenothera caespitosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Oenothera caespitosa (tufted evening primrose, fragrant evening primrose)

5/22/2009 · Sunset Crater, Ari­zona
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 15 cm)


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