Sunday, October 18, 2009

Missouri Primrose: Today's Flowers


Oenothera speciosa 
perennial 
hardy to -20º 
spreads 
blooms Spring, then off and on throughout the Summer and Fall

common names:  Missouri primrose, evening primrose, sundrop

See more of Today's Flowers HERE.



LINKS:
wikipedia                                                                                                                                                        

3 links regarding evening primrose oil:

EPO #1

EPO #2

EPO  #3


photo by me © 2009

30 comments:

  1. I love pink primrose. Great capture!

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  2. Pretty in pink!
    I like the light and shadows you've captured in this.

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  3. Looks so fragile but so pretty! Lovely!

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  4. Beautiful shot of the flower and I'm so glad to know its name. I planted a wildflower mix about 10 years ago and that is one of the flowers that came up the first year and comes back each year without fail. I've never known its name.

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  5. I love primroses...I have the wild ones that are smaller and the yellow Missouri primrose. This is my first to see a pink, it's beautiful...will have to look for them in the spring.

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  6. Good picture. Over here in the UK the oils from this plant are commonly used by ladies, not sure if you do that in the US.

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  7. Awww looks sweet and delicate.

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  8. Beautiful. Looked so 'flower'. Hih hiii ... I mean so soft!

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  9. What a pretty flower! The flowers here are all gone. Had a couple of nights of frost. Summer is over :(

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  10. it looks similar to hibiscus..sometimes i am confuse with flowers that looks the same! beautiful one!

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  11. very cute and pretty..congrats, dear

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  12. Your macro is beautiful, what a delicate little flower.

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  13. What a beautiful pink evening primrose!

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  14. Beautiful colour. So this flower is related with popular Evening Primrose?

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  15. very dainty blooms...exquisite!

    eng

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  16. Oh, I haven't seen these in a long time. Beautiful photo!

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  17. Its so dainty, and very pretty.

    And thanks for the name, butterfly weed, and it looks just like it.

    Have a great week!

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  18. Pretty! Is that where they get the oil from?

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  19. When enlarged the detail is amazing, such a beautiful flower. I love that shade of pink.

    Judy

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  20. Pretty! All of your photos are stunning!

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  21. Beautiful pink primrose.
    Great shot

    Thanks for visiting me too
    Have a nice week
    Gunilla in Sweden

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  22. SLS: Beautiful capture of the flower, was it beside a lane my fellow Buckeye?

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