Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2689

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
8 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oenothera riparia   FAMILY Onagraceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-009?:
Oenothera fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Onagraceae (Munz, 1965)
Oenothera tetragona ssp. glauca var. riparia

 

COMMON NAME:
Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops


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image of Oenothera riparia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kngl_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera riparia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmoriparia_wac

June        

Has spongy lower stems & adventitious roots where regularly submerged, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Oenothera riparia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmo_riparia

Month Unknown        

Leaves linear-lanceolate and rather thick, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.