Large-Flowered Evening Primrose is a
biennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in coastal areas and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 150cm.
The Evening Primrose is so called because it opens its flowers at dusk to receive moth pollinators. The plant is thought to have been produced as a hybrid of North American species and was introduced from Europe into the UK in the nineteenth century.
Botanic classification and naming: Large-Flowered Evening Primrose is a member of the Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) family. The genus name
'Oenothera' identifies the plant as a Evening Primrose and its species name 'glazioviana' means 'named after botanist Glaziou'.
Benefits: Attracts insect-eating birds.
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