Oenothera laciniata

Evening Primrose


Ragged Evening Primrose, Oenothera laciniata var. mexicana, O. mexicana, Raimannia mexicana, Raimannia laciniata

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Annual or biennial
Growth Habit: Erect
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Coarsely toothed, lobed
Leaf Hairs: Upper and under surfaces
Leaf Structure: Egg-shaped to elliptical
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Branched taproot
Flower Color: Whitish yellow


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Imazaquin, Isoxaben, Oxadiazon, Pendimethalin
  • Post Emergence: Dicamba, Dichlobenil, Fluroxypyr, Imazaquin, MCPA, Sulfentrazone, Triclopyr

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