Authentic Wisconsin.  Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis


Evening Primrose along shore of the Marion Dunn Pond  in Madison, Wisconsin on October 8, 2020.


Above: Evening Primrose along shore of the Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/8/20).


Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose is biennial plant that takes two years to complete its biological life cycle. It is a native plant that grows in prairies and disturbed sites. Evening Primrose grows from 2' to 6' in height.

Evening Primrose has 4-petal, yellow flowers. The flowers are hermaphrodite (bisexual), produced on a tall spike and only last until the following noon. They open visibly fast every evening, hence the name "evening primrose".

Evening Primrose blooms from late July to October.

Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 23, 2019.


Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/23/19).




EVENING PRIMROSE
(Onogra Biennis)
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Said Evening Primrose, "I wake up,

When twilight comes, and fill my cup

With sweetest honey for my friends

The moths, who come when day-time ends."




For more information on the Evening Primrose, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis.

Or, visit the Edible Wild Foods website page on Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis.


Evening Primrose along shore of the Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on October 8, 2020.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020..
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 6, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 3, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 3, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 3, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 31, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 31, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 29, 2020.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 18, 2020.
Evening Primrose in woods between Marion Dunn and the Oak Savanna on August 3, 2019.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 25, 2019.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 24, 2019.
Evening Primrose on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2019.
Evening Primrose on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 22, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on August 24, 2019.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 25, 2019.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 29, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on September 25, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on September 25, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 8, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 8, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 8, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 9, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 16, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 18, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 20, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 24, 2019.
Evening Primrose along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on October 24, 2019.
Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 18, 2020.
Evening Primrose along shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2019.
Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on December 1, 2020.
Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on December 1, 2020.
Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on December 1, 2020.

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Evening Primrose
Oenothera biennis


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on August 19, 2018

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/19/18).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on August 1, 2019.

Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on August 1, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/01/19).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna on July 31, 2020.

Above:Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/31/20).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 29, 2020.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/29/20).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 28, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/28/19).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 26, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/26/19).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 25, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/25/19).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 24, 2019.

Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 24, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/24/19).


Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna  on July 23, 2019.

Above: Evening Primrose in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/23/19).


Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on December 1, 2020.

Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and  Manitou Way on December 1, 2020.

Above: Common Evening Primrose seed pods along shore of the Retaining Pond on the corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin. (12/1/20).


Evening Primrose along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on  August 23, 2019.

Above: 1885 floral illustrationn from Germany.


Evening Primrose specimen collected on Lands' End Lane in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on August 10, 1995.

Above: Evening Primrose specimen collected on Lands' End Lane in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. (8/10/1995).


1933 Evening Primrose illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1933 Evening Primrose illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


1918 Evening Primrose Wildflower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by Janet Laura Scott.

Evening Primrose.

Evening Primrose.

Evening Primrose.

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