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Oenothera pilosella

Oenothera pilosella Raf.

 

Prairie Sundrops

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusOenotheraDerivation uncertain: 1. Greek ονος θηρας (onos theras), or “donkey catcher.” 2. Or οινος θηρας (oinos theras), “wine seeker.” 3. Or Latin oenothera, “a plant whose juices may cause sleep”
Speciespilosella

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Oenothera pilosella (Prairie Sundrops)

9/14/2009 · Near Nashoba Hospital, Ayer, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Oenothera pilosella (Prairie Sundrops)

9/14/2009 · Near Nashoba Hospital, Ayer, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

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