Oenothera missouriensis
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Oenothera missouriensis

Ozark sundrop
Missouri evening-primrose

  family onagraceae 
  genus oenothera 

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Genus  Oenothera Species  missouriensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Ozark sundrop   Missouri evening-primrose Family  ONAGRACEAE Specimen number  S11271 Data source  HtZn p147;Xeri p283;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  1' 3" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Oenothera missouriensis can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Ozark sundrop (also known as Missouri evening primrose) needs summer days with high heat. 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  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    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.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Oenothera missouriensis has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Ozark sundrop (locally known in some parts as Missouri evening primrose) has four petaled, cup shaped. The flowers are most often a yellow color, with an accent in red.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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