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Onagraceae

Onagraceae Juss. - Evening Primrose Family

1. Oenothera speciosa Nutt.

(Hartmannia speciosa, Xylopleurum speciosum)

Common names: Showy Evening Primrose

Extract from Wikipedia article: Oenothera speciosa is a species of evening primrose known by several common names, including pinkladies, pink evening primrose, showy evening primrose, Mexican primrose, and amapola. It is a herbaceous perennial wildflower native to 28 of the lower 48 U.S. states (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, the Carolinas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia) as well as Chihuahua and Coahuila in Mexico. The specific name, speciosa, means "showy".

LinkShowy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa, invasive ground cover) on a lawn among Carissa bushes near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2014
LinkFlower of Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) on a lawn near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2014
LinkClose up of a flower of Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) on a lawn near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2014
LinkShowy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) among Carissa bushes near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2015
LinkShowy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa, invasive ground cover) on a lawn near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2015
LinkShowy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) blooming among Carissa bushes near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2015
LinkFlowers of Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) on a lawn near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkFlowers of Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) among Carissa bushes on a lawn near back entrance of Texas A and M University on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015

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