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Hooker's Evening-primrose - Oenothera elata
Other Names:  Oenothera biennis, Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Taprooted biennial or short-lived perennial. Stems erect, often branched at the base, 30–100 cm. Herbage strigose, hirsute, glandular. Leaves basal and cauline, lanceolate to oblanceolate; the basal 5–15 cm, entire to weakly dentate; cauline leaves reduced upward. Flowers light yellow; hypanthium 2–4 cm long, pubescent; sepals 2–4 cm long; petals 2–4 cm long, aging orange; stigma lobes 4–5 mm long. Capsule ascending, linear, 2–4 cm long, 4-angled, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, AZ, NM and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Streambanks, roadsides; valleys; collected once in Gallatin County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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