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Oenothera brevipes - A.Gray.

Common Name Golden Suncup
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry slopes and washes below 1500 metres[71].
Range South-western N. America - California.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Oenothera brevipes Golden Suncup


Brother Alfred Brousseau @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Oenothera brevipes Golden Suncup
Brother Alfred Brousseau @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Oenothera brevipes is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), bees. 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.

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Synonyms

Camissonia brevipes. (Gray.)Raven.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root  Seed  Seedpod
Edible Uses:

Seed.[105, 161, 257]. No more details are given, but the seed is rather small and its use would be very fiddly. Seedpod[213]. No more details are given. Root - cooked. Too small to be a staple food, but useful in an emergency, the roots taste best in late autumn, winter and early spring[213]. Leaves and young shoots - cooked[213].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and are not sure if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though it is worth trying as a spring sown annual. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun[1, 200]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[200]. Succeeds in poor soils. The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths.

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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