(Cut-leaf Evening Primrose)

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Pawnee Buttes Trail, Pawnee National Grassland, Weld Co. 7300

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9548

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Along Cottonwood Pass Rd., Chaffee Co. 3515

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Along Cottonwood Pass Rd., Chaffee Co. 3520

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 0183

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Sheep Park, Park Co. 0047

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 6260

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Oenothera coronopifolia, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9554

Scientific Name Oenothera coronopifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol OECO2
Common Name Cut-leaf Evening Primrose, Crownleaf Evening Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 27387
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3500 to 9700 ft.); sandy soils on hillsides and prairies.
Plant: Perennial growing in clusters, 4 to 24 inches tall, often in colonies; woody, hairy stems.
Leaves: Stem leaves up to 4 inches long deeply pinnately-divided into short, pointed, linear segments.
Inflorescence: Solitary, showy flowers from upper leaf axils with a floral tube 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long; flowers about 2 inches across with four white (aging pink) petals above four smaller sepals below; protruding style with 4-pronged stigma and 8 protruding white stamens.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and American Southwest.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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