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Common sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Common sundrops
Oenothera fruticosa

Common Sundrops in flower
Common Sundrops in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - August
 

Features

Yellow flowers with four petals; distinctly ribbed seed pods.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in meadows and fields. Can spread aggressively.