Evening Primrose family

FORM Herbs, shrubs and trees.

Genera      20              

Species 650 in our area 65 (Gray); 55 (B&B)43

Distribution Global temperate, greatest diversity in western North America

Flowers Large, showy, perfect

#Parts  Mostly 4 parted, a few 5 or 2 parts. 4-5 fused sepals, 4-5 petals Stamens equal or double the number of petals.

Symmetry regular

Leaves simple opposite or alternate