Oenothera triloba

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

Oenothera triloba, with common names stemless evening primrose and sessile evening primrose[1] is a plant. Among the Zuni people, the plant is used as an ingredient of "schumaakwe cakes" and used externally for rheumatism and swelling.[2] They also grind the roots and use them as food.[3]


  1. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 15 June 2016 
  2. ^ Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1915). Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30. p. 55. 
  3. ^ Albert B. Reagan (1929). "Plants used by the White Mountain Apache Indians of Arizona". Wisconsin Archeologist. 8: 143–161.