Pretty in Pink - Evening Primrose, Pink Lady - Texas Wildflower by aprilann

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Wildflowers of the World
Close Ups in Nature
Totally Amateur Photography Group 2012


Primrose found in a field near a lake at Pecan Grove Park, Sherman, Texas, USA

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: OESP2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

Originally native only to central grasslands from Missouri and Nebraska south through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to northeastern Mexico, Pink ladies or Pink evening primrose is an upright to sprawling, 1 1/2 ft. perennial, which spreads to form extensive colonies. Its large, four-petaled flowers, solitary from leaf axils, range in color from dark pink to white. A hardy and drought resistant species that can form colonies of considerable size,

Most evening primrose species open their flowers in the evening, closing them again early each morning. The flowers of some members of the genus open in the evening so rapidly that the movement can almost be observed. Pink evening primrose populations in the southern part of its natural range, however, open their flowers in the morning and close them each evening. To further complicate matters, populations in the northern parts of its range tend to open in the evening.

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  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyalmost 3 years ago

    Are these the same as Buttercups? At my age I can’t remember! It is pretty…

  • Yes, I believe they are also called buttercups. They come in yellow also which would explain that name for them. And, thanks for the feature.

    – aprilann

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful feature!!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Carol Smith
    Carol Smithalmost 3 years ago

    Nice macro and dof. Good job ;)

  • Thank you for viewing and your nice comments.

    – aprilann

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you.

    – aprilann

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Thank you for the honor.

    – aprilann

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in my LETS PICK PINK selection for 02.05.2012

  • Thank you so much for the honor.

    – aprilann

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you.

    – aprilann

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 3 years ago


  • EdsMum
    EdsMum10 months ago

    Congratulations – 12th April, 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments welcome HERE

  • Thanks for this feature.

    – aprilann

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