Montana Outdoors

September 19, 2010

Yellow evening primrose

Yellow evening primroseYellow evening primrose, Oenothera villosa


  1. Hi Montucky, That Yellow Evening Primrose is so very stunning! They are lovely plants. I had a cousin plant called a Pink Mexican Evening Primrose when I lived in Southern CA. Beautiful photo!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — September 19, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    • I bet that pink one was pretty! this is the only one that I know about that grows in this area. I was afraid that they wouldn’t bloom here this year because I hadn’t seen any, then I saw this one this morning growing in some very dense shrubbery where it was well protected.


      Comment by montucky — September 19, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

  2. oooh -check out those perfect drops of rain…


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — September 19, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    • I love to see rain drops on flowers; somehow they always fit.


      Comment by montucky — September 19, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  3. I love the yellow Evening Primrose. This is a beautiful capture with the rain drops.


    Comment by Anna — September 19, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    • They are very pretty blossoms. I was pleased to find this one before they are all gone!


      Comment by montucky — September 19, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

  4. great photo! I love the yellow against the black


    Comment by silken — September 19, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    • I liked that too, Silken. It was a dark day and so I used flash, which really shut out the background.


      Comment by montucky — September 19, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

  5. Love the yellow, love the droplets. And great detail, too!


    Comment by Robin — September 20, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    • The plant itself isn’t much to look at, but it produces very pretty blossoms.


      Comment by montucky — September 20, 2010 @ 8:46 am

  6. I like this one, we just started having it here in the last couple of years. Did yours quit blooming, and then just start up again?


    Comment by sandy — September 20, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    • This was the only one I’ve seen this year. There were several just up the road from my house the last couple years but they didn’t even come up this year. This one was in dense shrubbery, and maybe for some reason it needed that this year.


      Comment by montucky — September 20, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

  7. They are a very weedy looking plant, but they do have pretty flowers!


    Comment by kateri — September 20, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    • Yes: very ugly plant. Seeing it alone one wouldn’t think it would have a blossom like it does.


      Comment by montucky — September 20, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

  8. So that’s where my evening primrose oil comes from!


    Comment by Candace — September 22, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    • I hadn’t thought about that, but I guess it does. If the blossom has anything to do with it, it must be great stuff.


      Comment by montucky — September 22, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  9. To me it is unknown, but I found that its seeds are sold here.

    Thank You again giving Latin name. It is very important that people around the world can recognize plants.

    I love the photo.


    Comment by sartenada — September 23, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    • This flower is also quite common, but I have not seen all that many here in my area. There is an oil that is made from it, so it must also be grown commercially.


      Comment by montucky — September 23, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

  10. Lovely! We have a couple here, I love the scent of them!


    Comment by Val Erde — October 4, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    • I do too. We have had very few this year, probably because of a late, wet and cold spring. Some wildflowers were affected, others not, but these were I think.


      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

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