Yellow moon plant?

cl4smithJune 12, 2007

My neighbor has a yellow night blooming plant. He gave me a start from it. The plant will start blooming at dark and all blooms will open within 15 min. or so. The blooms have 4 yellow petals, and spring open within 30 seconds or so. They stay until full sunshine then wilt. This is the first year so I don't know if it has seeds or not. I will try to post a picture of it on the most recent photo gallery, 6-11-07

Anyone know the name of this plant?? I just found this site and it is great.

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cl4smith

Had a little problem trying to get picture on site, It is in Garden Galleries-Summer beauty. We have 20 to 35 blooms a night now. Started with only 4 the first 3 nights it bloomed.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 1:10AM
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gardengirlsue

I think it's a "common evening primrose". Go to google and search images using that name and see what you think.
I have the yellow primrose that is on the other yellow moonflower thread. It has dandelion like leaves and is low to the ground.
I'll have to do some searching, would love to get one like yours. Very pretty.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 10:14AM
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annette_gardener

Hi
The plant I have is also a dandelion-like yellow flower. You can get seeds from it and re-seed them in the spring or if you leave them the nut like seed under the leaves at the base of the stem (after each flower blooms) is filled with seeds and can be left to re-start in the spring. I always take a few of these nut like seeds and save them in case it doesn't come back in the spring. Sometimes, when they do start up in the spring they are easily mistaken as a dandelion and we gardeners tend to pull them out not realizing that they are our flowers.
I have tons of them and love them ... they are cool!!

I would however, love to know the name of them

annette

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 9:56PM
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dj_in_mo(6)

Hi could anyone tell me where I could get some yellow moon plant seeds..and could someone please tell me if moon plants can live in AZ.?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 11:41AM
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benflower

I have one of these-- I think the name is Oenothera triloba

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 5:02PM
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