Sunday, February 26, 2012

Beach Evening Primrose

While doing a little bird watching on McFaddin Beach, I came across this  Oenothera drummondii. Beach Evening Primrose is a Texas native perennial, that usually grows in the protected areas behind and between sand dunes. Beach Evening Primrose is a good plant for attracting butterflies.
  Beach Evening Primrose  

Oenothera drummondii was named after Scottish naturalist Thomas Drummond. Drummond came to America to collect specimens in 1830. He arrived in Texas in 1833 and spent 21 months collecting specimens in the state.
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