Evening Primrose

Oenothera rosea

Oenothera rosea in Kenya photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Nairobi, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

LEAVES: Thin, herbaceous leaves have a few scattered teeth and are elliptical in shape.

HERB: Leaves and stems are mostly herbaceous.

FLOWERS: Pink flowers have four petals, four sepals, eight stamens and four stigma lobes.

FRUIT: The elongated capsule of numerous seeds develops below the petal and sepal attachments.

RANGE: Native to the Americas, but widely escaped from cultivation in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.

Onagracaceae -- Evening Primrose Family

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Kenya Natural History

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