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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Onagraceae
Family Common Name: Evening primrose family
Scientific Name: Oenothera biennis L.
Common Name: Common evening primrose
Species Code: OENBIE
General Distribution: O. biennis is found in non forested areas of North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified and germinate at 30/15 C' Germination is equal in light and dark.
References: Baskin, C. C. and Baskin, J. M. (1994a). Germination requirements of Oenothera biennis seeds during burial under natural seasonal temperature cycles. Can. J. Bot. 72, 779-782.
In:Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.20 Chapter 10 In: Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Oenothera biennis L. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 4 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.