evening blooming shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Preston Rook
Clay Center, KS
Question by charlietuna6
June 22, 2005
My neighbor had a shrub that bloomed in the evening. The blooms opened quickly, we could watch them opening. I believe the plant had yellow flowers and trapped insects for pollination. Have you heard of this shrub/plant?
Preston


Image
Answer from NGA
June 22, 2005

0

This might have been an evening primrose (Oenothera) of some kind. This is the only plant I can think of that opens in the evening or at dusk with yellow flowers. Oenothera biennis is one that is fairly large and could seem like a bush. Here are links to some photos. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly. I hope this is it!

http://knps.org/Wildflowers/pr...
http://montana.plant-life.org/...

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Working with Purple & White"