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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cutleaf Evening Primrose

Cutleaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata)

       Found in the eastern half of the United states and as far west as California the Cutleaf Primrose Blooms from spring into early summer producing one half inch to one and a half inch yellow flower on four inch to two foot stems.
      The Cutleaf Primrose, named for it's deeply incised leaves, have one to two inch long leaves. Both the leaves and stems of this plant are conspicuously hairy.
     As with other Evening Primroses in the Onagraceae family, this plant blooms in the evening and overnight into the early morning, closing by midday.
This plant, although common in some areas, is endangered in others.

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