Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Oenothera laciniata Hill
(Cutleaf Evening Primrose)

Family: Onagraceae

Status: Native

Oenothera laciniata Hill var. mexicana Small
Oenothera mexicana Spach
Raimannia laciniata (Hill) Rose
Raimannia mexicana (Spach) Wooton & Standley

Oenothera laciniata is an erect weedy evening primrose with small flowers at least relative to other species of Oenothera. It is found at middle elevations in meadows. The flowers are axillary. The leaves are lanceolate and remotely dentate.
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Oenothera laciniata, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Bursum Road north of Snow Lake, Aug. 2, 2008

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