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Large-flowered Evening Primrose

Oenothera glazioviana

Plant Data

Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Onagraceae (Willowherb)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Sepals red-striped, styles longer than stamens. Flowers up to 8cm wide, each having 4 large yellow petals. 8 stamens.
Fruit:
Dry fruit capsule, splitting open when ripe. Up to 4cm long.
Leaves:
Simple, toothed, alternate, pointed leaves. Crinkly, up to 6 inches long.
Maximum Size:
125cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The sweet-tasting, fleshy, succulent roots are edible when cooked. The young shoots can be eaten either raw or cooked. The seeds are edible too. The gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid, which this plant contains is beneficial to health.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Slightly fragrant flowers.
Other Names:
Reddish Evening-primrose, Red-sepal Evening-primrose, Tall Evening-primrose.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, meadows, roadsides, sand dunes, wasteland.