Oenothera rosea L'Hér. ex Aiton

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Oenothera rosea

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Greystone Park NR

Oenothera rosea

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Gardens La Rochelle

Oenothera rosea

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Bulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.

Oenothera rosea

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Bulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.

Oenothera rosea

Photo: Penny English
Bulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.

Oenothera rosea

Photo: Penny English
Bulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.

Oenothera rosea

Photo: Penny English
Bulawayo golf course, Bulawayo.

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Synonyms: Gaura epilobia Moc. & Sessé ex Ser.
Godetia heucki Phil.
Hartmannia affinis Spach
Hartmannia rosea (L'Hér. ex Aiton) G.Don
Hartmannia virgata (Ruiz & Pav.) Spach
Oenothera psychrophila Ball
Oenothera purpurea Curtis
Oenothera rubra Cav.
Oenothera. virgata Ruiz & Pav.
Xylopleurum roseum (L'Hér. ex Aiton) Raim.
Common names: Rose evening primrose (English)
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Description:
Erect or decumbent, much-branched perennial herb, often flowering in the first year. Flowers pink. Petals relatively small, 5-8 mm.
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Derivation of specific name: rosea: rose, rosy
Habitat:
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Of South American origin; widespread as a weed in the warm parts of the world
Botswana distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 30 September 2017
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 739.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 282. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 332. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 36. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oenothera rosea
African Plant Database: Oenothera rosea
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oenothera rosea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oenothera rosea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oenothera rosea
JSTOR Plant Science: Oenothera rosea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oenothera rosea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oenothera rosea
Plants of the World Online: Oenothera rosea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oenothera rosea
Tropicos: Oenothera rosea
Wikipedia: Oenothera rosea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Oenothera rosea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142800, retrieved 12 July 2020

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