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Evening Primrose Family: Onagraceae

Generally, this family has regular flowers with four separate sepals and four separate petals and an equal number of, or twice as many, stamens as petals. Characteristic of this family, the styles of the pistil are fused, but not the lobes, forming a distinctive four-part stigma. Members of this family include evening primrose, enchanter’s nightshade, and beeblossom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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