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Intermediate Evening Primrose

Oenothera x fallax

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Onagraceae (Willowherb)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, roadsides, sand dunes, seaside, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 4 petals
 
The flowers are bright yellow and cup-shaped. Flowers each measure 4 to 5cm across. The sepals are bent backwards and striped red. Flower buds are red with 8 thin vertical green stripes. The long flower styles and stamens are approximately the same length as each other. The similar looking Large-flowered Evening Primrose has a style which is longer than its stamens.
Fruit:
Seed capsules, 2 or 3cm in length.
Leaves:
The crinkled leaves are simple, broadly lance-shaped and pointed. Leaves alternate along the stems on both sides. Each of the stem hairs have a red blotch at their base. Intermediate Evening Primrose is an uncommon hybrid between Large-flowered Evening Primrose (Oenothera glazioviana) and Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis).
Aroma:
Intermediate Evening Primrose is fragrant, in particular in the evening.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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