Oenothera fruticosa L. - Sundrops, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose
Family - Onagraceae
Flowering - April - August.
Habitat - Sandhills, flatwoods, hammocks, meadows, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found throughout most of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its mostly narrow leaves, big yellow flowers, and clavate ovaries and fruits. The pubescence of this species is variable. The flowers of this species, like most others in the genus, open at night or just before dawn and wilt when hit by direct sun. Each flower lasts only one evening.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 5-6-05.