Evening Primrose

Lisa Schneider

Preston Hollow, United States

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Every year there’s a new variety of wildflower growing nearby to surprise me, this year it’s the evening primrose (Oenothera, Sun Cup, Sundrop)

Oenothera biennis L.
From the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:
Common evening-primrose, King’s cure-all
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.

(*special thank you to Lorilee for the help and the website link)

Photographed in Rensselaerville, NY

Canon 60D
ISO400
f4.5
1/90
119mm

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