Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Oenothera sp.

 
Oenothera sp.
evening primrose
Faded flower

Common name evening primrose
Family onagraceae
Life cycle
Flowers white (early summer)
Size 8"

A few of this evening primrose volunteered in my seedling nursery area. I recall seeing it, or something very similar, before, but it doesn't look like any other Oenothera species that I've documented on my web pages. It is somewhat similar to O. pallida, with its white flowers, but the foliage is different (with a quite lax habit), and the flowers on these plants lack a greenish center. Also, O. pallida keeps its flowers open longer than the ones pictured here, which open at dusk (hence the lack of good open-flower photos) and are spent by the next morning, by which time the limp petals have turned a lovely shade of old pink. If you know what it might be, please use the comment form below to fill me in!

Oenothera sp.
Twisty pointy bicolor buds
evening primrose
Four-ribbed, slightly hairy developing seedpods
Oenothera sp.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: orchard nursery area

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

About my plant portraits


I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: July 05, 2015
Contact me