Herbs and Other Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests

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Oenothera pallida
Pale Evening-Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening-primrose Family)

A member of the Evening Primrose family Onagraceae which includes many herbs with showy flowers.

Pale Evening-Primrose Description

Distinguishing Features - Leaves: simple, linear, alternate or opposite. Flowers: large, white, aging to pink, usually 4 sepals, mostly separate; 4 petals, mostly separate; 4 to 8 stamens; all these parts attached at top of ovary. Fruit: commonly 4-chambered capsule


Common throughout North America's temperate regions; in sandy soil conditions, on dunes and roadsides.

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