Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Beach Evening-primrose - Oenothera drummondii   Hooker
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AuthorHooker
DistributionThere are specimens from Henderson County (undated) and Madison County in 1996.

Native to the Gulf Coast of LA-Mex.; adventive eastwards.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadside at 3800 feet (Madison Co.). This is an odd habitat, as the species is native to sandy beaches and other sandy places.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-October.
IdentificationThis is a large-flowered evening-primrose, the petals 1-1.5 inches long. The leaves are narrowly elliptical and tapered to both ends, the margins with very small teeth. O. grandis has deeply lobed leaves, and the stems have villous (sticking out from the stem) hairs as well as strigose ones (lying along the stem).
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