Showy Evening Primrose - Mexican Primrose - Pink Sundrops - Pink Ladies
Oenothera speciosa Nuttall
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, fields and waste sites. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole part; no leaf stalk; widest at the middle to oblong or lance-like; no teeth to a few scattered along the upper margin; occasionally pinnately lobed.

Flowers are in a terminal cluster; bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. The calyx is tubular; four petals; pink turning to white with age; four stamens. Flowers occur in late spring and through the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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