Oenothera pubescens

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South American evening-primrose
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Oenothera
O. pubescens
Binomial name
Oenothera pubescens

O. laciniata spp. pubescens (Willd. ex Spreng.) Munz [1]

Oenothera pubescens, known commonly as the South American evening-primrose, is a plant in the evening primrose family native to the Southwestern U.S. (southeastern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas); Mexico (more than 20 states); Guatemala; and Western South America (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). It is used locally in folk medicine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c  Species was first described in Systema vegetabilium 2:229. 1825 "Oenothera pubescens". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved July 12, 2010.

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