Oenothera glazioviana Micheli, Fl. Bras. 13(2): 178 1875. (Syn: Oenothera aberrans Lutz; Oenothera albida de Vries; Oenothera bipartita Lutz; Oenothera blandina de Vries; Oenothera brevistylis de Vries; Oenothera cana de Vries; Oenothera candicans DeVries; Oenothera elliptica de Vries; Oenothera erythrosepala (Borbás) Borbás; Oenothera erythrosepala var. azorica K. Rostanski; Oenothera fatua de Vries; Oenothera fusiformis Munz & I. M. Johnston; Oenothera gigas de Vries; Oenothera grandiflora subsp. erythrosepala (Borbas) Löve & Löve; Oenothera hamata DeVries; Oenothera laevifolia de Vries; Oenothera lata de Vries; Oenothera leptocarpa DeVries; Oenothera liquida de Vries; Oenothera militaris DeVries; Oenothera multiflora R.R.Gates; Oenothera multiflora var. elliptica R.R.Gates; Oenothera nanella de Vries; Oenothera oblonga de Vries; Oenothera oxypetala de Vries; Oenothera pallescens de Vries; Oenothera plicatula Lutz; Oenothera pulla DeVries; Oenothera rubrinervis de Vries; Oenothera rubrinervoides R.R.Gates; Oenothera rubritincta R.R.Gates; Oenothera scindens de Vries; Oenothera scintillans de Vries; Oenothera simplex de Vries; Oenothera spathulata de Vries; Oenothera suaveolens f. erythrosepala (Borbás) Jáv.; Oenothera sublinearis de Vries; Oenothera subovata de Vries; Oenothera superflua de Vries; Oenothera tarda de Vries; Oenothera tardiflora R.R.Gates; Onagra erythrosepala Borbás; Onagra lamarckiana Macdougal);
formed by hybridization in the 19th century in Europe, since spreading rapidly,
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 as per Catalogue of life;
Large-flowered evening pimrose;


Oenothera glazioviana Micheli (syn: O. erythrosepala (Borbas) Borbas) from Kashmir, occasionally found growing in in wastelands, roadsides and disturbed ground.
Photographed from Botanical Garden near Cheshmashahi on June 26, 2010.
Common name: Large-flowered evening primrose.

I took this flower picture in Auli, Uttarakhand
Date/Time-15.7.10     —-1.40 p.m.
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Auli
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type————-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb—–shrub
Height/Length- —–around 1.5 mtr.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size ——-as seen in the picture
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- —- as seen in the picture

Oenothera glazioviana

Oenothera glazioviana indeed

can it be Oenothera biennis? Germanname Nachtkerze?
Oenothera glazioviana should have some red color at the bottom of the flower, i think.
Nachtkerze (engl. evening star) opens in the evening and moths pollinate the flowers. The oil from the seeds is used against Neurodermitis,  also used a lot as Additive in Kosmetikartikels.
Roots are supposed to be edible, though i never tried it.
Normally grows on sandy places and wasteland.

Oenothera glazioviana


Can this be Large Flowered Evening Primrose?
Picture taken at Pahalgam on the 7th of Sept,11.
Kindly validate.

Oenothera glazioviana

Oenothera biennis: 3 images.

Flowers of Oenothera biennis
At Gangolihat,Uttarakhand

I hope Oenothera glazoviana as flowers seem larger and more important stigmas much above the stamens.
Oenothera biennis in FOI : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Images of Oenothera biennis in FOI appears to be of Oenothera glazioviana Micheli as per images and details at and as per keys in Flora of China

You are right …, It should be Oenothera glazioviana


Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri in FOI : 5 posts by 3 authors.



Oenothera glazioviana: 3 high res. images.
Location: Kashmir

A very interesting feature of the evening primrose is that just as the sun sets its flower buds open and become a fully developed flower in a few seconds. Thus one can see with the unaided eye what  can only be seen with time lapse photography for other flowers!



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