Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dandelion-leaved Sundrops open in real time!



My neighbor gave me these "Moonflowers" several years ago. I was told that they were planted along forest paths for indian princesses to follow home to safety. They are Oenothera acaulis aurea in the Onagraceae (Evening primrose) family. I have them planted along the sidewalk in front of our house and on some evenings they draw crowds and applause.

Here's a YouTube link with the same video:


They bloom in the evening between 8:30 and 9:30 pm from May through August. Blossoms will bloom once and be spent by noon the following day. Each plant will produce several blossoms each week throughout the four months.

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