Oenothera fruticosa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyOnagraceae
Family (Traditional)Onagraceae
GenusOenothera
Species:Oenothera fruticosa L.
Common NameNarrowleaf Evening Primrose
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Natural Area Presence: BFM; Natural Area Presence: BISO; Natural Area Presence: FCFSP; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Natural Area Presence: TRG; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Hardin (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Marshall (KY), Martin (KY), Trigg (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henderson (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100556172 Johnson Tennessee 20 Jun 1979 B. Eugene Wofford
79-147
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
31234100556115 Marshall Kentucky 02 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3522
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
31234100746104 McCreary Kentucky 08 Sep 2010 Tara R. Littlefield
2010-011
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
31234100556719 Bledsoe Tennessee 03 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5021
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
31234100556164 Coffee Tennessee 22 May 2001 Dwayne Estes
2276
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
BEREA017367 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Oenothera fruticosa
TENN-V-0157840 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021023 Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
APSC0052538 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010770 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010771 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010802 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010804 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010807 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU022135 Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU028914 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
31234100556701 McCracken Kentucky 28 Jun 1968 Raymond Athey
301
EKY
Oenothera fruticosa
BEREA017366 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Oenothera fruticosa
BEREA017365 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Oenothera fruticosa
31973000016778 Carter Kentucky
KNK
Oenothera fruticosa
TENN-V-0157839 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021019 Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021024 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021036 Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021021 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021017 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021013 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT021025 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010806 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU033928 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010805 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU010803 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU033703 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT033472 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT035427 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UOS04585 Coffee Tennessee 05 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU035452 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
MEM005124 McCracken Kentucky 15 Jun 1968 Raymond Athey
253
MEM
Oenothera fruticosa
HTTU022134 Tennessee
HTTU
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT035791 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
UCHT040484 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Oenothera fruticosa
N/A Coffee Tennessee 05 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Oenothera fruticosa
MEM016852 McNairy Tennessee 07 Jun 1981 Vernon Bates
2427
MEM
Oenothera fruticosa
MEM003281 Martin Kentucky 14 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
9316
MEM
Oenothera fruticosa
BRIT241241 Marshall Kentucky
VDB
Oenothera fruticosa
BRIT241239 Calloway Kentucky
VDB
Oenothera fruticosa
BRIT241240 Hardin Kentucky
VDB
Oenothera fruticosa
BRIT241242 Trigg Kentucky
VDB
Oenothera fruticosa
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