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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit[1][2]. Another report says that the plant has an edible seedpod[3]. The reports for edible fruit probably mean the seedpod[K].

Seed - cooked[4]. They can be used in soups or can be ground into a powder and then used as a gravy[4]. Root - cooked. Too small to be a staple food, but useful in an emergency, the roots taste best in late autumn, winter and early spring[3].

Leaves and young shoots - cooked[3].

Leaves

Seedpod

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Oenothera albicaulis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A poultice of the plant has been used to treat swellings[4]. A decoction of the root has been drunk and used as a lotion on muscle strains[4].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer or in the autumn[5].

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Cultivation

Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun[6][5]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[5]. Succeeds in poor soils[5]. The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Oenothera albicaulis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Oenothera albicaulis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Oenothera albicaulis
Genus
Oenothera
Family
Onagraceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Weiner. M. A. Earth Medicine, Earth Food. Ballantine Books ISBN 0-449-90589-6 (1980-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.5 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)


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    Has shade toleranceNo shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
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    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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