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Common Evening-primrose

Introduced from America and now potentially found almost anywhere as a garden escape.



Common Name Common Evening-primrose
Scientific Name Oenanthe biennis
Species Group Garden Escapes
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Status Scarce
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Medium plant with mostly dead flowers during the day, full flowers in the evening
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Garden Escapes