Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Cork

Large-flowered Evening-primrose
Oenothera glazioviana
Coinneal oíche mhór
Family: Onagraceae

Flowering: June-September. Biennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Large pale-yellow flowers, 50-80mm wide, in leafy spikes. Sepals red/red-striped. Seed capsule with reddish hairs. Leaves lanceolate, wavy edged. Upper leaves narrower, with white mid-rib. Red-based stem-hairs. Height to 1.5m.

Casual on waste ground, roadsides, railway embankments.

Wrong identification. Photographs not Large Evening-primrose, probably a hybrid.
Correction: Paul Green, Co.Wexford
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