Oenothera


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oenothera

(ˌiːnəˈθɪərə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the large taxonomically complicated American genus Oenothera, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening: family Onagraceae. See evening primrose
[C20: from Greek oinothēras, ?from onothēras a plant whose roots smell of wine]
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Noun1.oenothera - chiefly North American herbs with usually nocturnal flowersOenothera - chiefly North American herbs with usually nocturnal flowers
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
evening-primrose family, family Onagraceae, Onagraceae - a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
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If you like evening primroses Oenothera speciose is a good ground cover plant producing lots of lovely soft pink flowers over a long season.
Native Primroses (Oenothera speciosa) These natives are related to evening primrose although they look different, bloom during the day, and are usually pink.
Here is my pick of the crop: OENOTHERA biennis, or evening primrose is a tall biennial that grows up to 1.5 metres with yellow flowers.
Here are my pick of the crop: Oenothera biennis, or evening primrose This tall biennial grows up to 1.5 metres with yellow flowers.
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Here are my pick of the crop: Oenothera biennis, or evening primrose is a tall biennial that grows up to 1.5 metres with yellow flowers.
High frequency of adventitious shoot regeneration from commercial cultivars of evening primrose (Oenothera Spp.) using thiadizuron.
Hartmannia also known as Oenothera is a large and medicinally important genus of plants with approximately 124 species belonging to the Onagraceae family.
"Adult moths are lured towards paler coloured flowers which show up at dusk such as hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), nightscented flowers such as evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) and night-scented stock, long tubular flowers including common honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) and Verbena bonariensis, open flowers such as cosmos and bishop's weed (Ammi majus), and aquatic plants such as aromatic water mint or purple loosestrife," she says.