Oenothera stricta Ledeb. ex Link

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Oenothera stricta

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Rusape-Juliasdale rd near London Store

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Common names: Yellow evening primrose (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Perennial herb, up to 1 m, with several unbranched stems growing from a taproot. The flowers are bright yellow and attractive, opening in the late afternoon and fading to pinkish red the next morning.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed on roadsides and other disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Native to southern Chile and Argentina; widely naturalised elsewhere in the world
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41. As Oenothera stricta stricta

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 330 - 331. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oenothera stricta
African Plant Database: Oenothera stricta
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oenothera stricta
Plants of the World Online: Oenothera stricta
Tropicos: Oenothera stricta
Wikipedia: Oenothera stricta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oenothera stricta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142810, retrieved 5 December 2023

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