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Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa
Sundrops

Habitat

They are found in dry fields and roadsides.

Description

They have bunches (clusters) of yellow flowers, slightly droopy on top of the plant. They have 4 petals. The leaves are long and pointed with a little bit toothed edge or smooth. They bloom during the day from June through August.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers regular with 4 petals opening in the day and arranged on top (raceme)
Flower Color: Yellow
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Large - 1-3 feet)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped and slightly toothed

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