Oenothera biennis
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Oenothera biennis


  family onagraceae 
  genus oenothera 

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Genus  Oenothera Species  biennis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  evening-primrose Family  ONAGRACEAE Specimen number  S8304 Data source  MedPl p239;Frgnt p159;Xeri p280
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Oenothera biennis has mild perfume scented flowers. It needs soil that is moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   sedative   hypotensive Medicinal parts  Leaves   Stem bark   Flowers   Seed oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Oenothera biennis is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an astringent, a sedative or a hypotensive. The leaves together with the stem bark and the flowers and the seed oil are considered to be the valuable parts by the herbalist.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  night scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It requires warm days for good production. Oenothera biennis is considered to have originated from United States.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Oenothera biennis has an annual life cycle. The blossoms are most often a yellow color, with an accent in gold.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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