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Oenothera brachycarpa A. Gray
shortfruit evening primrose

General Information
Symbol: OEBR
Group: Dicot
Family: Onagraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 604. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
LABR3 Lavauxia brachycarpa (A. Gray) Britton
MEBR5 Megapterium brachycarpum (A. Gray) Levl.
OEBRW Oenothera brachycarpa A. Gray var. wrightii (A. Gray) Levl.
OECAA5 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. subsp. australis Wooton & Standl.
OECAA4 Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. var. australis (Wooton & Standl.) Munz
OECEA Oenothera cespitosa Nutt. subsp. australis Wooton & Standl., orth. var.
OECEA2 Oenothera cespitosa Nutt. var. australis (Wooton & Standl.) Munz, orth. var.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Genus Oenothera L. – evening primrose
Species Oenothera brachycarpa A. Gray – shortfruit evening primrose

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