Oenothera pilosella

Common name: Prairie Sundrops

Native plant

Day flowering member of the evening primrose family.  Four-petaled, yellow flowers rise above dense, spreading rosettes in late spring/early summer.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Yellow

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Rain garden suited

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