Oenothera rosea L'Hér. ex Aiton

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Oenothera rosea

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Oenothera rosea

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Synonyms:
Common names: Rose evening primrose (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect or decumbent, much-branched perennial herb, often flowering in the first year. Flowers pink. Petals relatively small, 5-8 mm.
Notes: Could be confused with a species of Epilobium but the seeds lack the tuft of hairs characteristic of that genus.
Derivation of specific name: rosea: rose, rosy
Habitat: In moist disturbed places, often in shade.
Altitude range: (metres) 1480 - 1910 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Of S American origin; widespread as a weed in the warm parts of the world
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 739.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oenothera rosea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142800, retrieved 24 April 2014

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