Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birdcage Evening Primrose

This pretty flower grows in the rockiest places here. It's pinkish until it opens. I love the symmetry of the flower with its four heart shaped petals. The medical supplement evening primrose oil is made from the seeds, not sure of this particular evening primrose or not. Supposedly when the plant dies it curls up to form a bird cage structure, but I haven't seen that either.

We're taking an overnight trip to Leadville, Colorado. I'll post all about it when I return Friday night or Saturday.


LynnyM said...

You keep finding such interesting gems, out there in the wild! I should pay such attention to nature.

Namowal said...

The flower reminded me of a four leaf clover. Nice to look at.

Linda said...

I like the flower against that background--a nice contrast.

I never knew about Baby Doe!! Just read a little about her. Fascinating.

MamaBear0088 said...

My husband just found one of these in our pasture. Your picture helped me identify it. Thanks!