Family, Evening Primrose. Color, white or cream. Low perennials, 1 to 2 feet high, with small flowers in terminal and side racemes, each flower composed of 2 petals, a 2-parted, hairy calyx, 2 stamens, and a 2-celled ovary. Fruit covered with bristly, hooked hairs. Leaves, opposite, sharply pointed at apex, rounded at base, long-petioled, distantly toothed, 3 or 4 inches long, growing smaller toward the top, where they become mere bracts under each flower. Stem, swollen at the joints. June to August.
In all our woods, especially those which are open and dry.