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Beach Flower

Posted in Beaches, Flowers, Plants by joncrispin on 04/01/2016

beach flower

It is wonderful to come to a place in the month of January where wild plants are still flowering.  In all our miles of walking the beach, this was the only blossom we have seen.

Anyone out there have any idea what plant this is?

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  1. Gwynne said, on 04/01/2016 at 10:58 am

    It’s an evening primrose (Oenothera) of some sort. May I know where the photo was taken?

    • joncrispin said, on 04/01/2016 at 11:36 am

      Coastal South Carolina.

      • joncrispin said, on 04/01/2016 at 12:21 pm

        Hi Gwynne, I see that you are affiliated with Cornell. I lived in Ithaca for a long time. Great place. Thanks for your information about the evening primrose. Jon

      • Gwynne said, on 11/01/2016 at 4:05 pm

        Hi Jon,

        Yes, I am. It is, I am an international student and I like it very much. Based on the location, I think it’s very likely it’s the coastal evening primrose (Oenothera drummondii). http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=OEDR

      • scientistperson said, on 11/01/2016 at 4:07 pm

        I forgot to mention! I live within walking distance of what used to be Willard Asylum, and started following your blog because of the amazing poignant photos you were taking.


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