Oenothera pubescens

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South American evening-primrose
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Oenothera
Species: O. pubescens
Binomial name
Oenothera Pubescens
Willd. ex Spreng. [1]

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 GRIN (February 13, 2009). "Oenothera pubescens information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 

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