– a family in the Myrtales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 15 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Evening Primrose Family:

  • Circaea canadensis (Enchanter’s Nightshade) [CC2]
  • Epilobium coloratum (Purpleleaf Willowherb) [CC6]
  • Ludwigia alternifolia (Seedbox) [CC4]
  • Ludwigia palustris (Marsh Primrose-Willow) [CC4]
  • Ludwigia peploides (Floating Primrose-Willow) [CC3]
  • Ludwigia polycarpa (Many-Fruited Primrose-Willow) [CC6]
  • Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) [CC0]
  • Oenothera curtiflora (Velvety Gaura) [CC2]
  • Oenothera filiformis (Longflower Gaura) [CC1]
  • Oenothera laciniata (Cutleaf Evening Primrose) [CC1]
  • Oenothera linifolia (Threadleaf Evening Primrose) [CC4]
  • Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri Evening Primrose) [CC7]
  • Oenothera pilosella (Meadow Evening Primrose) [CC6]
  • Oenothera speciosa (Pink Evening Primrose) [CC2]
  • Oenothera villosa (Hairy Evening Primrose) [CC2]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism