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Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca

Oenothera fruticosa L. ssp. glauca (Michx.) Straley

Kneiffia glauca (Michx.) Spach

Kneiffia hybrida (Michx.) Small

Kneiffia latifolia Rydb.

Kneiffia tetragona (Roth) Pennell

Oenothera riparia Nutt.

Oenothera tetragona Roth

Oenothera tetragona Roth ssp. glauca (Michx.) Munz

Oenothera tetragona Roth var. fraseri (Pursh) Munz

Oenothera tetragona Roth var. hybrida (Michx.) Fernald

Oenothera tetragona Roth var. latifolia (Rydb.) Fernald


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”
SpeciesfruticosaFrom Latin frutex, “a shrub”: shrubby or bushy
ssp.glaucaFrom Greek meaning “bluish-gray,” referring to a “bloom” or whitish powdery covering on leaves

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Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Oenothera fruticosa (Sundrops)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (16 × 24 cm)

Oenothera fruticosa (Sundrops)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 25 × 17" (63 × 42 cm)


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