Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oenothera elata--Hooker's Evening Primrose

Big yellow flowers, very fast growing. What's not to like? Well, it is not very graceful. But I love it anyway. Those yellow flowers are so cheerful! According to online sources, it is supposed to be fragrant in the evening and attract moths. Maybe the UC Botanical Garden will have another evening stroll soon so I can experience that myself.

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

The White-lined Sphinx and Great Ash Sphinx are among moths that are said to visit Hooker's Evening Primrose flowers. I suppose there are likely others ... not many people even look at the moths at flowers.