Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yellow beach flowers at Omaha beach.

Sending flowers to Robin Gibb, wishing him a speedy recovery.

Thank you NixBlog for IDing this plant. My big sister R will be delighted.

We went to Omaha beach in Summer. there were fields and fields of yellow flowers. The shrub was about 2 feet tall.

The evening primrose plant is one of the few native wildflowers in North America. As the name suggests, the yellow evening primrose blooms at night. It produces lovely yellow flowers from May to July.
It is considered to have a wide array of medicinal uses from relieving headaches and inducing labor to curing baldness and as a treatment for laziness. All parts of the evening primrose plant can also be eaten. The leaves are eaten like leaves and the roots are eaten like potatoes.














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7 comments:

NixBlog said...

Hello, Ann. Lovely shots of these Evening Primroses.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos

Linda said...

This is one of my favorite wildflowers! I have even tried to bring some home a few years ago... found them at my brother-in-law's house and dug some up out of the woods. Alas, they didn't make it!

guild-rez said...

I love primroses too!!

Carver said...

Thanks for your visit. The yellow evening primrose are very beautiful. I think they are similar to the pink ones I have, except for the color.

The pink ones scientific name is Oenothera speciosa and the yellow ones scientific name is Oenothera macrocarpa.

Below is a with information about the pink ones since you weren't familiar with them -

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OESP2

For comparison here's a link about the yellow ones -

http://www.gpnc.org/evening.htm

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Beautiful shots! Such a sunny and delicate looking flower. Thank you for sharing.

Rune said...

Hello, Ann. Interresting to see your fine shots of a fascinating flower, and to read the information about it. Not sure though, if I want to be cured - either for baldness or lazyness :-) Thanks for visiting my blog. As you suggest, the flower in the picture is gorse. I have come to like that one very much, with its fantastic bright colour and its quite special scent. It is the only one, I have heard, that blooms all year around in England. Here in Norway it is more rarely seen, and only in the very south and some western parts of the country. Best wishes!

eileeninmd said...

Ann, they are pretty flowers. Lovely shots.