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Oenothera fruticosa
Common Sundrops

Before and after the brief splash of yellow blossoms in early Summer, the foliage of Common Sundrops comprises the canopy of this perennial. The leaves are alternate and lanceolate on the thin, wirey, upright stems of Spring and Summer, but primarily consist of a basal rosette in Autumn and Winter. In Autumn, both the old stem leaves and new basal leaves develop a burgandy-red fall color.


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