Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stemless Evening Primrose

My best identification for this flower, which we found along the Rockport, Texas beach last year, is Oenothera triloba, the Stemless Evening Primrose. (I urge you to correct me if I am mistaken.) This species flowers in March and April, so a February record is not too outrageous. These flowers are often weeds in lawns and grow in disturbed areas. They are often planted in rock gardens. The flowers turn red as they age. This plant is another species that has special value to native bees (wildflower.org).

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