Irish wildflowers

Photos: Co. Wexford

Fragrant Evening-primrose
Oenothera stricta
Connneal oíche chumhra
Family: Onagraceae

Flowering June - September. Biennial. Introduced.

Yellow flowers with red spot at base at base of petals, red-striped sepals,
styles +/- equal filaments. Narrow leaves with wavy edges, stems without red bases to hairs. Does not hybridise with other Evening-primroses (Oenotherea).

Very infrequent, mainly coastal SE Ireland on light, sandy soil.

Fragrant Evening-primrose, Oenothera stricta. June 2010

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