Oenothera lindheimeri (Engelm. & Gray) W.L.Wagner & Hoch

Syst. Bot. Monogr. 83: 211 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Much-branched perennial herb to c. 1.5 m high; stems numerous, with coarse curved hairs. Basal leaves rosetted, narrowly elliptic, 4–15 cm long, petiolate, acute, deciduous; cauline leaves narrowly elliptic, 0.5–9 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, sessile to subsessile, margins sinuate, minutely toothed. Inflorescence a spike, sometimes branched, to c. 80 cm long. Flowers zygomorphic, opening near sunrise; hypanthium 3–6 mm long; sepals linear, 9–12 mm long, often failing to separate completely, bent to one side, pink; petals 8–15 mm long, white, rarely tinged pink, clawed. Capsule indehiscent, ellipsoid, 5–8 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, glabrous, strongly 4-angled; seeds 2–4. Flowers Jan.–May.

*GipP. Also naturalised WA, SA, QLD, NSW, ACT. Native to the USA. Widely cultivated, plants occasionally escaping gardens into nearby bushland.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-07
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Onagraceae
genus Oenothera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Oenothera lindheimeri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Oenothera lindheimeri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory