Sunshine In A Flower by Ron Russell

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name inspired by Kala Ryder
Canon SX40 HS
Ft. Wright, KY. USA

Oenothera biennis L.
Common evening-primrose, King’s cure-all
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
At the top of a leafy stalk bloom lemon-scented, large yellow flowers. Stem hairy, often purple-tinged. King’s cure-all or common evening primrose is an erect, 2-6 ft. biennial with leafy, branched stems from a basal rosette. The bright-yellow, four-petaled flowers, up to 2 inches across, open at night. These fragrant flowers occur in a many-flowered, terminal spike.

The flowers of this night-flowering biennial open in the evening and close by noon. The plant takes 2 years to complete its life cycle, with basal leaves becoming established the first year, and flowering occurring the second. The roots are edible, and the seeds are important as bird feed. Most of the evening-primroses have yellow flowers. Showy Evening-primrose (O. speciosa) has pink or white flowers.

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My name is Ron Russell. I have lived in Newport, Kentucky since 1986.
My interest in photography as a hobby goes back to a Minolta camera I found in 1974.I love digital photgraphy because of the freedom it gives me to shoot whatever whenever I want. My Canon SX40 HS is a constant companion.
I’ll add a caption to any photo. Let me know what you want I’ll add it, upload and reply.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Sunshine in a flower :)

  • Very nice, Kal. Maybe i should change the name. In fact I’m going to.

    – Ron Russell

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 2 years ago

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in my ‘FLOWERS’ collection for 26.08.2012

  • Karen, Thank you for the honor.

    – Ron Russell

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your LOVELY image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thank you again.

    – Ron Russell

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