Onagraceae
Oenothera villosa

Hairy Evening Primrose

Rosette with erect hairy stem. Basal leaves spoon-shaped, 1–4 in. long, with petioles 1/2–2 in. long; stem leaves 4–12 in., hairy, lance-shaped to oval, entire or with tiny teeth. Inflorescence is a few-flowered open spike. Flower sepals often tinted red, petals 1/3–3/4 in. long, yellow to orange, open in the evening, not fading to red. Capsules straight. Grows in dry shrublands, roadsides, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Disturbed, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes