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Evening primrose (Oenothera) is a flowering plant often grown in the herb garden. There are about 145 species of evening primrose, native to the Americas.
Evening primrose flowers will flower all summer long if cut back. The flowers tend to open in the evening, hence the name. This impacts the insects able to pollinate it, along with specific pollinating features of the plant.
Planting evening primrose
Plant in a container for an easy-care plant.
Plant as a garden bed or border edge plant. Plant in the herb garden.
Uses for evening primrose
Some varieties are used for medicinal or culinary purposes.
- Common evening primrose at: http://umaine.edu/blueberries/factsheets/weeds/blueberry-weed-images/herbaceous-broadleaf-weeds/yellow-flowers/common-evening-primrose/
- Cutleaf evening primrose at: http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Cutleaf_Evening_Primrose_Oenothera_laciniata.pdf
- Tufted evening primrose at: http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/tufted-evening-primrose
- Yellow evening primrose at: http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/yellow-evening-primrose
- Pale evening primrose at: http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/pale-evening-primrose
- Narrowleaf evening primrose at: http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_oefr.pdf
- Showy evening primrose at: http://extension.illinois.edu/hortanswers/plantdetail.cfm?PlantID=941&PlantTypeID=14
- Mexican evening primrose at: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pes/lowwaterplants/mexican-evening-primrose.html
- White evening primrose at: http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/forbs-common-name-index/white-evening-primrose/
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