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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-02-009:
Oenothera fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia arenicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia fruticosa

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia linearis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia semiglandulosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Sundrops


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image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_knfr_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_knli_001_lvd

        

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm120525_300

May    Oconee County    SC

Pollinator at work.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm120525_302

May    Oconee County    SC

Hypanthium present, prolonged above the inferior ovary as 7-15mm calyx tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm120525_304

May    Oconee County    SC

All Oenothera found in the southern mtns have a 4-branched stigma, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm120525_313

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaves lanceolate, entire, approximately 2.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm160526_007

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm160526_009

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm160526_010

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1867

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Pollinator at work.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmofruticosa_2bjo

May        

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmofruticosa_ec1

May        

Flowers open in the morning, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_oenothera_fruticosa_1

May        

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm140614_966

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm140614_968

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm140614_972

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Keith Bradley    kab_o_fruticosa_0742

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Keith Bradley    kab_o_fruticosa_77805

June    McDowell County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Keith Bradley    kab_o_fruticosa_77814

June    McDowell County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

JK Marlow    jkm060928_097

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Leaves elliptic, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, margin entire to serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa, Narrowleaf Sundrops

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_fruticosa_sub4

October        

Petals yellow, veiny, ends notched; stamens orange [here, var. subglobosa], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-02-009:
Oenothera fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia arenicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia fruticosa

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia linearis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kneiffia semiglandulosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

981

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Piedmont, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Piedmont hardpan woodlands, mafic and ultramafic barrens, dry oak-hickory woodlands, longleaf pine sandhill woodlands, dry roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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