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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked. Boiled and eaten like salsify[1]. Fleshy and succulent.

Young shoots - raw or cooked[1]. Mild and inoffensive[1]

Seed contains 28% of a drying oil[2]. It is edible and a very good source of gammalinolenic acid[3], an essential fatty acid that is not found in many plant sources and has numerous vital functions in the body. Difficult to harvest, it has to be done by hand[4].

Leaves

Unknown part

Oil

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Oenothera glazioviana.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The oil in the seeds is anticholesterolemic, astringent, hypotensive, sedative[5][6]. Reduces cholesterol levels[7]. Research suggests that the oil is potentially very valuable in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, pre-menstrual tension, hyperactivity etc[7].

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[8][9]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[9]. Succeeds on poor soils[9].

The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths[5]. The seeds are a good food source for birds, especially finches[9]. The plants of this species are of hybrid origin and usually mutate freely[8].

Usually self-sows freely if in a suitable position[K].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Oenothera glazioviana. 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 glazioviana.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Oenothera glazioviana
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
3
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

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