Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose)

The Evening Primrose flower (Oenothera biennis) preparing to open. As it’s name suggests the flower opens in the evening and by the following morning is already starting to shrivel up. It is said to have a number of medicinal properties. I believe in some parts of the world this is considered a weed, but here in the UK, although it does self-seed, it is never enough to be a nuisance.

Oenothera glazioviana ©Lavender Hedge

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