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Oenothera berlandieri     
Mexican evening primrose   
Onagracea Family     

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Form: low growing herbaceous perennial; spreads by rhizomes
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 8-12in tall, spread to 3ft or more; spreads aggressively unless contained by barriers
Leaves: simple, alternate, obovate, 1-3in long, 1/2in wide, bright green; foliage may go yellow or green in winter, especially lower leaves
Flowers: usually pink, bell-shaped, sometimes white, 1.5in across; long blooming period begins in spring and lasts through until first frost
Fruit: seed
pink flower
Oenothera berlandieri flower
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Texas, southern New Mexico and Mexico
Hardiness: freezes to ground in low teens, regrows in spring

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Mexican evening primrose
Oenothera berlandieri
NOTES:

great for informal masses of color

Notorious for being difficult to remove. Even resists applications of Roundup® because any surviving rhizome bits will re-generate the entire colony


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