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Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera laciniata


Of several evening primroses found in central Virginia, this is the only species that is commonly considered a noxious weed. It generally has a prostrate growth form compared to the erect growth of other evening primroses. As the common name suggests, the leaves are deeply cut or lobed.


The plant is native where I found it, but has invaded other states and countries.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2010
Submitted on Mar 6, 2013

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