8 responses to “Oenothera pallida”

  1. George L. in Vermont

    I recommend the Wikipedia entry on the genus:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_primrose

  2. Brent

    Not to bust your chops, Daniel, but I distinctly recall our SUV’s thermometer reading “45C” (110F) ~
    whew, haven’t been that hot since Luxor…

  3. Beverley

    Oenothera pallida – Z4 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Oenothera pallida – Z3-7 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Oenothera, ee-noth-e-ra [correctly en-oth-e-ra]; from Gr. oinos, wine, and thera, pursuing or imbibing, the roots of one of the species [or an allied plant] being regarded by the Romans as an incentive to drinking. Plant Names Simplified, Johnson and Smith.

  4. Ron B

    >ee-noth-e-ra [correctly en-oth-e-ra]; from Gr. oinos, wine, and thera

  5. Andrea

    Did the Romans need an incentive for drinking?
    In addition to Stearn, above, I like the Jepson Manual’s (for California) take on pronunciation, suggestion 7: “When someone presumes to correct your pronunciation, a knowing smile is an appropriate response.”
    And then there is the pained smile (grimace) for terrible botanical puns like “That plant puts the “gracious!” in Onagraceous.”

  6. Laura

    Just curious. Did you get any shots (no pun intended) of the bullet-riddled appliances?!?

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Laura, that’s for another trip (next spring, perhaps? I’ve put it on my calendar). Brent’s correction on the temperatures (45C) points to the reason why I didn’t take any on the return trip.

  8. fotrristi

    Thanx for giving me the opportunity to see this plant ‘in the wild’. I plant my seed indoors every spring and do not put them outdoors until June. Now I see why! And of cause they die at first frost…..

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