APHOTOFLORA

An online educational resource and botanical image library dedicated to
the flora; wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, liverworts and mosses, found in
South-West England, mostly around Devon and Cornwall, by David Fenwick.

Tremenheere Gardens
Oenothera rosea - Pink Evening Primrose (Onagraceae Images)
Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flower 1

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flower 2

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flower side view 1

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flower side view 2

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flowers 1

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- flowers 2

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- leaf 1

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- seed capsule 1

Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera rosea
- seed capsule 2

Images taken at Tremenheere Gardens, east of Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall. SW4936832465.

O. rosea is a 'very rare' alien weed in the UK. It is likely to be imported as seed amongst plant material from the Americas or other places where the species occurs as an alien. In the US seed of Oenothera rosea would seem to be marketed Mexican Primrose and there the species is also a pass around. It appears that under favorable conditions the species behaves like O. biennis, cambrica and glazioviana in the UK. O. rosea also being reported as a kerb and lawn weed in some areas of the US. Erradication should be by spraying as pulling may increase population size as species favoured broken ground in which to germinate.

Aerial map of location of this species using Google Maps

Weblink to
Tremenheere Gardens

APHOTOFLORA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland BSBI

The Botanical Society of
Britain and Ireland
BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain & Ireland. Promoting the study, understanding & enjoyment of botany since 1836.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network
or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

 

Oenothera rosea Pink Evening Primrose Rose of Mexico Onagraceae Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the flora of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but a few species may only be determined by observing microscopic differences that are characteristic to any one species.