I had quite a time finding the name of this Evening Primrose. The wildflower book I use for my area has a very poor example and I think the foliage is misrepresented or I would have identified it sooner. I just couldn’t believe it wasn’t in that book.
The Stemless Evening Primrose will bloom in the evening and bloom all night long. My back yard it full of them and it is fun to look out the bathroom window in the morning and see all their blooms scattered throughout the yard.
This variety one stays fairly low to the ground and has dandelion-like leaves. The flowers each form on their own stem. I am not sure why it is called stemless. I can only guess that it is because most of the other types of primrose have a taller stem that will hold many flowers and grow much taller. This one does not.
I can mow over these plants and within a few days they have flowers again. The leaves stay pretty flat to the ground at that point. If they are in an area where I do not mow, the can develop a bit more full and stand about 8-9″ in height.
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