Oenothera stricta Ledeb. ex Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 377 1821. (syn: Oenothera arguta Greene; Oenothera brachysepala Spach; Oenothera bracteata Phil.; Oenothera bracteata var. glabrescens (Phil.) Reiche;  Oenothera glabrescens Phil.; Oenothera mollissima subsp. propinqua (Spach) Thell.; Oenothera mollissima subsp. stricta (Ledeb.) Quézel & Santa; Oenothera mollissima var. valdiviana (Phil.) Reiche; Oenothera propinqua Spach; Oenothera propinqua var. sparsiflora Phil.; Oenothera stricta Ledeb.; Oenothera stricta var. propinqua (Spach) Reiche; Oenothera valdiviana Phil.; Onagra arguta (Greene) Small);
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Santa Fe), Chile (Atacama,
Coquimbo, Valparaiso, O’Higgins, Maule, Bio Bio, Araucania, Los Lagos, Aisen,
Magallanes, Reg. Metropolitana), Desventuradas Isl., USA (I) (California (I)),
European Russia (I), Japan (I) (Honshu (I), Kyushu (I), Shikoku (I)), Portugal
(I), Germany (I), Switzerland (I), Spain (I), France (I), Corsica (I), Sicily
(I), Italy (I), Sweden (I), Finland (I), Norway (I), England (I), Hungary (I),
Greece (I), Egypt (I), Libya (I), Algeria (I), Morocco (I), Australia (I)
(Western Australia (I), Northern Territory (I), South Australia (I), Queensland
(I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I), Tasmania (I)), trop. Africa (I), New
Zealand (I), South Africa (I) (widespread), Lesotho (I), Pacific (I), Lord Howe
Isl. (I), Norfolk Isl. (I), Java (I), Sri Lanka (I), Ecuador (I), La Runion (I),
Azores (I) (Sao Jorge (I), Pico (I), Flores Isl. (I)), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl.
(I)), Canary Isl. (I) (Tenerife (I)), Hawaii (I) (East Maui (I), Hawaii Isl.
(I)), China (I) (Fujian (I), Guangxi (I), Hubei (I), Shaanxi (I), Shandong (I),
Sichuan (I), Yunnan (I)), Taiwan (I), Korea (I), India (I), Indonesia (I),
Zimbabwe (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;

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Please help me to identify this lilly found planted at a private garden in Kotagiri, TN.

Date/Time-

09-04-2011 / 05:10 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.1800m ASL; Kothagiri, TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-

garden

Plant Habit-

herb

Height/Length-

0.5 m long bush

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

c. 20 -30 cm long;

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

cyme

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-

c. 3 cm across; yellow

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-

capsule


Is it a lily? Appears something from Gramminea and not Liliaceae.


Ho can it be Graminea (Poaceae)? It could be belongs to the family Hypoxidaceae.


This may be an Oenothera species of Onagraceae.


Oenothera for sure, for species let us wait


Are you sure this is a lily ? The flower looks like evening primrose, a type of Oenothera……? If it is Evening Primrose, you can watch the flowers open at dusk, they unfurl slowly and we have it in the UK but a different variety of foliage.


I think this plant is Oenothera biennis L. of Onagraceae, commonly called Evening Primrose.


I think leaves are too narrow for O. biennis. Let us explore more.


I think close to images of Oenothera odorata as per
I checked all the links provided by you. It is Oenothera no doubt. But unable to fix the species as  foliage is not matching exactly.

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