|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
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
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