Oenothera acaulis Cav.

Borderline fully hardy, clump-forming, short-lived perennial with trumpet-shaped white flowers opening in the evening, turning pink the next day, in summer.  To 15cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1821.  [JD].  Don.  Saint-Hilaire pl.263/1830.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.160/1845].


Oenothera acaulis Lindl. (1823) = Oenothera cuspidata Steud.   This may be Macarthur’s plant.

Published Feb 12, 2009 - 04:35 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 03:30 PM

The image depicts roots, toothed leaves and pink flowers.  Saint-Hilaire pl.263, 1830.

Oenothera acaulis Cav. | Saint-Hilaire pl.263/1830 | BHL

More details about Oenothera acaulis Cav.
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin


  • Oenothera taraxacifolia Hort. ex Sweet
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Oenothera acaulis 

Confidence level medium