Cut-Leaved Evening Primrose

Oenothera laciniata

Photo of Cut-Leaved Evening Primrose
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Cut-leaved evening primrose has a flower similar to the evening primrose but the leaf is cut like a dandelion leaf. A problem in South Jersey, especially in cut-flower and vegetable fields. Has 4 petals and a cylindrical capsule one-eighth inch by 1.5 inch.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences