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Oenothera elata hookeri - (Torr.&A.Gray.)W. Dietr.&W.L.Wagner.
                 
Common Name Hooker's Evening Primrose
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry open soils, meadows and roadsides[204].
Range North-western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Oenothera elata hookeri Hooker


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Oenothera elata hookeri Hooker
   
Physical Characteristics
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Oenothera elata hookeri is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from Jul to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Lepidoptera, bees, self.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
O. hookeri.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root;  Seedpod.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked. Boiled and eaten like parsnip[183]. Young shoots - raw or cooked. Added to salads or boiled as a potherb[183]. They are usually blanched before use[183]. A mucilaginous texture. The young pod-like fruits can be eaten when cooked[183].
Medicinal Uses


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Poultice.

The plant has been used in the treatment of colds[257]. A poultice of the roots or the leaves has been used in the treatment of sores and swellings[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots. Succeeds on poor soils. The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths. The seeds are a good food source for birds, especially finches. Plants usually mutate freely. This species is very closely related to, and perhaps no more than a part of, O. biennis[204].
Propagation
Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Clarkia bilobaTwolobe clarkia, Mariposa clarkia, Brandegee's clarkia11
Clarkia purpureaWinecup clarkia10
Jussieva repens 01
Oenothera albicaulisWhitest Evening Primrose21
Oenothera biennisEvening Primrose, Sun Drop, Common evening primrose35
Oenothera brevipesGolden Suncup20
Oenothera glaziovianaLarge-Flower Evening Primrose, Redsepal evening primrose22
Oenothera lamarckiana 10
Oenothera odorata 10
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