Oenothera missouriensis Sims - Missouri Primrose
Family - Onagraceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Stem and ovaries of flowers.
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Flowering - May - August.
Habitat - Rocky open glades, bald knobs, limestone bluffs, rocky prairies, rocky mounds.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This is one of the most characteristic of Missouri Ozark species. The plant is unmistakable in the field because of its large brilliant flowers and big fruits. The flowers open at dusk and last only one night. If the next morning is cloudy the flowers will stay open. The plant is more often seen with wilted flowers and ripening fruits.
Photographs taken in Eminence, MO.,5-28-03.