08.25.2015 Common Evening Primrose

Living up to its name, we are seeing the Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) in many places where human activity has disturbed the soil.  Their stalk can be as tall or taller than I am (5’11″…used to be 6’…I’m shrinking) and they are native plants.

Evening-Primrose-08.23.2015-700WebThis image was made shortly after the foggy view of Owens Pond that you saw on Sunday.

We’re still waiting on some rain after several days of meteorological promises.  Thunder in the distance but nary a drop to this point.  Maybe I should wash my car or hang out some laundry.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 08.25.2015 Common Evening Primrose

  1. They grow wild as weeds here in the South of England, especially where there is building rubble. But you have made it look so beautiful – I could use it on a greeting card!
    They are edible. I put the leaves in with spinnach or cabbage as they are a source of vitimin C (and some D rare in plants – so especially good for vegans). The flowers have a medicine use to alleviate pre-menstral pains and tension.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    You could also try washing some windows. I’ve had that work for me.

    Your photo reminded me of this song Primrose Lane by Jerry Wallace in 1959. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-BeWqAA5rM

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  3. Andrew says:

    Wash the car? That’s a revolutionary idea Steve. Are they supposed to be washed? Mine is untouched from new. I shall have to look out for this one along the lanes of Shawford.

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  4. Like a light in the dark, these yellow flowers. As you know, we have various Oenothera species in Texas, including one that stands out from the others because its flowers are pink.

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  5. Gorgeous image, love the contrast you created with color and light.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    This is truly beautiful. We have a lovely beach primrose, Oenother drummondii which is yellow. The weekend I spotted the mutant sunflowers, the beach primroses were everywhere, clambering over the dunes. They may be my favorite beach flower. Our pink ones are nice, and their colonies generally are larger, but thee’s just something special about the yellow ones.

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