Pale Evening Primrose – Native Plant of the Day 01/09/2017
Photo from 6/19/2011. Location: Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID.
More photos / info at the Oenothera pallida detail page.
Pale Evening Primrose, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/15/2012.) Scientific name is Oenothera pallida. It is also known by the common names White Evening Primrose, and Pale-Stemmed Evening Primrose. Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID on June 19, 2010. Go to the Pale Evening Primrose detail page for more photos and information.
Pigeon Mountain – a major spur of Lookout Mountain – is a wonderful place, even outside the fabulous wildflower site called The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain. During hunting season – turkey in the spring, and deer in the fall – there are a few roads opened that are closed the rest of the year. These were opened in early September at the beginning of archery season (firearms deer season started today – Saturday, Oct 20, 2012.) I was fortunate enough to get down onto two of these – Estelle Mine Road and Owl Hollow over the past couple of days. Ostensibly the trip on Friday was to photograph an Agalinis species that I really wanted to be, as reported by others, Agilinis decemloba. I got the photo, and I think it’s likely Agalinis tenuifolia instead.
While I was disappointed not to fine retuse corolla lobes on the Agalinis, Friday at Pigeon Mountain, followed with a wonderful drive with my wife on Saturday morning up the Estelle Mine Road, was anything but disappointing. Check out a few of the photos I took on those two days…
Mrs. Morse and I were chatting about wildflowers a couple of months ago when the subject of primroses came up. She commented on how lovely they were, and I agreed. Then she mentioned that she looked forward to their yellow color, and I got a puzzled look on my face. I told her that the ones I’ve been watching are pink, and they’re already blooming. Mrs. Morse got a puzzled look on her face.
Of course, we had run into the “common name problem.”