Oenothera laciniata
cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera laciniata
Oenothera laciniata
Image courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Oenothera laciniata
Common name: cutleaf evening primrose
Group: dicot
Family: Onagraceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual; perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: up to 32"
Foliage: alternate, typically pubescent, with a whitish midrib; ciliate margins; red stems
Flower: 4 pale yellow petals
Flowering time: May - October
Habitat: fallow fields, roadsides, railroads
Range in New Jersey: most of southern portion of state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a