Water, reflecting the form of the flowers above it, highlights the yellow of Evening Primrose.
This beautiful plant is considered a wildflower. If you look closely while traveling, you can spot it in the hedgerows along the highways.
“King’s cure-all or common evening primrose is an erect, 2-6 ft. biennial with leafy, branched stems from a basal rosette. The bright-yellow, four-petaled flowers, up to 2 inches across, open at night. These fragrant flowers occur in a many-flowered, terminal spike.” ~Wildflowers.org
I love the lemon yellow of the flowers, in my opinion, a true crayon-box yellow. (Do you see the small spider captured in the photograph below?) I don’t remember sowing the seeds of these plants. Could they have sprung from a wildflower packet of seeds or were they planted by the birds that drink from the birdbath? Whatever the source, I’m happy to have this tall wildflower in my garden.
Evening Primroses are a bonus for gardeners who are also birdwatchers. Goldfinches, perfect color counterparts to the lemon-yellow petals, visit the plant regularly to open the seedpods and feast on the oily seeds within. The spent flower in the photograph below will drop away and leave behind a pod full of seed.
Evening Primrose is part of Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #51.