Onagraceae

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Onagraceae
Willowherb or Evening Primrose family

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IDcommon namefamilylatin namedatequantityactiondays to germpropagationdays to maturityhabitatsundrainagesoilinventorynotesnutrientsneedsuse
27Evening PrimroseOnagraceaeOenothera biennis (dg fo pf wp)Easy cultivation. Scatter seed on surface of disturbed soil in fall or early spring, or start on surface of flat and transplant. Seed requires exposure to light in order to germinate. Plant 12 inches apart.drought tolerantHardiness: All temperate zones.

Self-seeding overwintering annual or biennial. Native to Europe and North America. This herb is very drought tolerant, bravely producing bloom after yellow, mucilaginous bloom in the evenings, despite sun-baked conditions.

The seed is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an intermediate in the synthesis of prostaglandins. Some women report alleviation of PMS by eating the plant and the seeds.

The flowers especially make a tasty addition to salads.

Flowers to 3 to 4 feet.
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