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.
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.
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.