Botanical Harvest: Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa + Oenothera biennis)

We have been blessed with a very wet summer and the evening primroses are blooming like crazy. Fragrant Evening Primrose is a beautiful and useful flowering perennial of the Southwest.  Thought to have originated in Mexico and Central America, the roots and leaves of this plant have a long history of dermatological use.

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