Plant ID forum: Which Evening Primrose?

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 20, 2013 9:19 AM CST
After the utility company replaced a power pole, this plant showed up. Which Evening Primrose is this? Also please, are all Oenothera varieties biennial? It would be nice to have a more proper name to go with the seeds which were saved.

This is the plant in April: Thumb of 2013-08-20/greene/3a5c1f

And in June: Thumb of 2013-08-20/greene/c95d3e Thumb of 2013-08-20/greene/475e35

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 20, 2013 10:12 AM CST

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It's either Oenothera biennis or Oenothera villosa, probably O. biennis but they are hard to tell apart without a good look at the leaves.

Also, most species of Oenothera are perennials.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 20, 2013 12:23 PM CST
My first thought was Oenothera biennis too: Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) just because that's the one I'm familiar with down this way.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 21, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Okay, I'm good with the Common Evening Primrose. Thanks everyone!
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