White Mexican Primrose
Oenothera speciosa
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Family

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

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; occasional pinnately lobed.

Flowers are in a terminal cluster; bisexual; symmetrical. Calyx is tubular; four petals; white to pink; four stamens. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

These evening primroses are sometimes called buttercups and the white variation may be called Missouri Primrose in error.

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