Oenothera villosa
(Hairy Evening Primrose)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Hairy Evening Primrose, Hairy Yellow Primrose, Villous Evening Primrose
    Synonyms: Oenothera albinervis, Oenothera canovirens, Oenothera depressa
    Lifespan: Biennial (or Annual)
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - October
    Status: Native

Oenothera villosa, or Hairy Evening Primrose, is native to most of the continental US, but is considered adventive in about the eastern 1/3 of the country. It is either a biennial or an annual, depending on when seeds germinate. It grows in dry, gravelly areas like roadsides, slopes, ravines, hillsides, prairies and other rocky areas. It blooms in early summer thru fall with bright yellow flowers.

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