Oenothera rosea

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Oenothera rosea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Oenothera
Species: O. rosea
Binomial name
Oenothera rosea
L'Hér. ex Aiton

Oenothera rosea, also known as rosy evening-primrose,[1] rose evening primrose,[2] pink evening primrose, or Rose of Mexico, is a plant belonging to the genus Oenothera and native to northern Mexico and Texas.[3]

Oenothera rosea has flowers with less than 2.5 cm (0.98 in) diameter. The shade varies from pink to red.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Oenothera rosea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p. 612. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0

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