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Oenothera tetragona

Common Name(s):
Sundrops
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Ground-hugging with dense foliage; distinctive red flower buds yield bright yellow flowers; naturalize in woodland gardens

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Oenothera support the following specialized beesMelissodes (Apomelissodes) fimbriatus and Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae.

Season:
Summer
Height:
0.5-2 ft.
Flower Color:
Yellow
Hardiness:
3
Foliage:
Fall color, burgundy
Flower:
Yellow, cup-shaped
Site:
Average garden soil; sun to partial shade
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
sun, summer, specialized bees, bees, yellow, nectar, pollinator, perennial, wildflower, partial shade, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2670

Oenothera tetragona Oenothera tetragona
Meneerke bloem, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Oenothera tetragona Flowers
Meneerke bloem, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Oenothera tetragona Leaves
David J. Stang, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Oenothera tetragona Oenothera tetragona
Beautiful Cataya, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Oenothera tetragona Oenothera tetragona flower cluster
Philip Bouchard, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0