Oenothera macrocarpa

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Oenothera macrocarpa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Oenothera
Species: O. macrocarpa
Binomial name
Oenothera macrocarpa
Nutt.

Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri Evening Primrose, Ozark Sundrop) is a perennial flowering plant in the evening primrose family of the genus Oenothera. It is native to the United States.

Description[edit]

This is a perennial herb producing a red stem 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) in height. The large (3 inch) wide flowers are cup shaped, canary yellow and have a mild fragrance. They are produced in great numbers from early to mid summer. Leaves are dark green and lanceolate, and bunched along the trailing stem. The seed pods are 4-winged and 2 to 3 inch long and are often used in flower arrangements.

Habitat[edit]

Hardy to zones 3 to 7. Has a trailing nature and is drought tolerant.

Cultivation[edit]

Cultivars include Yellow Queen.

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