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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Onagraceae.


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From Latin oenothera or onothera adopted by Carl von Linné in Systema Naturæ, written 1735 CE.


  • I decided I had to have this plant (Oenothera tetragona) after I saw its bright yellow flowers filling the base of a restaurant sign in my town in late spring, after the daffodils were gone and little else was blooming.

    Garden Thugs

  • It just came out of the fingertips on the laptop after witnessing the surprising movement of the yellow evening primroses, believed to be Oenothera tetragona on the hillside visible from the lazyboy in the addition from whence all Fairegarden posts arise.

    I Thoughteth They Were Flowers « Fairegarden

  • There are specialists in loose sand such as dune evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides) and sand verbena (Abronia villosa), and others are restricted to rocky soils, such as most caterpillar weeds (Phacelia spp.).

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • The evening primrose Oenothera looks yellow to us.


  • Its official name is Gumbo Evening Primrose and its scientific name is Oenothera caespitosa.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Annuals and perennials include Perityle emoryi, Oenothera coquimbensis, Ademia latistipula, Atragalus coquimbensis, Cruckshanksia verticillata, Fagonia chilensis and Tetragonia angustifolia.

    Atacama desert

  • Internally take evening primrose Oenothera sp. or borage seed oil three times daily.


  • The desert was almost destitute of vegetation; now and then an Ephedra, Oenothera, or bunches of Aristida were seen, and occasionally the level was covered with a growth of

    What I Saw in California

  • In this respect mutations as observed in _Oenothera_ seem to be in striking contrast to the majority of

    Hormones and Heredity

  • Drosophila in the hands of Professor Morgan and his students and colleagues has thus become as classical a type as Oenothera in those of the botanical mutationists.

    Hormones and Heredity


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