Oenothera deltoides

Recently we as a team were collecting seeds within a dune system and I saw this beautiful amazing plant. This plant’s name is Oenothera deltoides (birdcage evening primrose). O. deltoides has a central stem that has decumbent basal branches, each of which hold elegant flowers on the upper half of the plant. The petals of the flowers hold a magnificent ability, the petals are a radiant white but age to a pink/violet color.

A beautiful representation of  O. deltoides within a dune system.

A beautiful representation of O. deltoides within a dune system.

 

The beautiful flowers O. deltoides presents to its pollinators.

The beautiful flowers O. deltoides presents to its pollinators.

It holds the name birdcage evening primrose because when its season of life is over it dries out, forming what appears to be a small birdcage, naturally.

The desiccated remains of O. deltoides.

The desiccated remains of O. deltoides.

This plant captured my attention right away and nestled its way into a special place within my heart. I am mesmerized by the beauty this plant provides. I thought that I would share with you all the plant that brightened my day.  O. deltoides seems to hold a beauty of its own while in bloom and when it desiccates.

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