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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked. Boiled and eaten like parsnip[1].

Young shoots - raw or cooked. Added to salads or boiled as a potherb[1]. They are usually blanched before use[1]. A mucilaginous texture.

The young pod-like fruits can be eaten when cooked[1].

Leaves

Seedpod

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Oenothera elata hookeri.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant has been used in the treatment of colds[2]. A poultice of the roots or the leaves has been used in the treatment of sores and swellings[2].

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.

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Cultivation

Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots. Succeeds on poor soils.

The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths. The seeds are a good food source for birds, especially finches. Plants usually mutate freely.

This species is very closely related to, and perhaps no more than a part of, O. biennis[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Oenothera elata hookeri. 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 elata hookeri.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Oenothera elata hookeri
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
7
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. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Livingstone. B. Flora of Canada National Museums of Canada ISBN 0-660-00025-3 (1978-00-00)


    Facts about "Oenothera elata hookeri"RDF feed
    Article is incompleteYes +
    Article requires citationsNo +
    Article requires cleanupYes +
    Belongs to familyOnagraceae +
    Belongs to genusOenothera +
    Has binomial nameOenothera elata hookeri +
    Has common nameHooker's Evening Primrose +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
    Has edible partLeaves +, Root + and Seedpod +
    Has edible useUnknown use +
    Has fertility typeSelf fertile +, Lepidoptera +, Bees + and Self +
    Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
    Has hardiness zone7 +
    Has lifecycle typeBiennial + and Perennial +
    Has mature height0.8 +
    Has medicinal partUnknown part +
    Has medicinal usePoultice +
    Has search nameoenothera elata hookeri + and hooker's evening primrose +
    Has shade toleranceNo shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
    Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
    Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
    Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
    Has taxonomy nameOenothera elata hookeri +
    Has water requirementsmoderate +
    Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
    PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF edible use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF material use notes migratedYes +
    PFAF medicinal use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF toxicity notes migratedYes +
    Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
    Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
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