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Oenothera lamarckiana is a Biennial up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe to Eastern N. America.
|Pollinators||Lepidoptera, bees, Self
Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun[
]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[
]. Succeeds in poor soils.
There is some confusion over this name. [
] says that it is a synonym of O. grandiflora. Ait. whilst O. lamarkiana DeVries non Ser. is given as a synonym for O. glazioviana[
The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths.
]. No more details are given.
Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer[