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Oenothera macrocarpa

Oenothera macrocarpa Nutt.

 

Bigfruit Evening Primrose

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusOenotheraDerivation uncertain: 1. Greek ονος θηρας (onos theras), or “donkey catcher.” 2. Or οινος θηρας (oinos theras), “wine seeker.” 3. Or Latin oenothera, “a plant whose juices may cause sleep”
SpeciesmacrocarpaWith large fruits or seed pods

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Oenothera macrocarpa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Oenothera macrocarpa (Bigfruit Evening Primrose)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 32 × 21" (80 × 53 cm)

Oenothera macrocarpa (Bigfruit Evening Primrose)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 8 × 9" (19 × 22 cm)

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