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Help me identify this night blooming flower

Posted by dportney z6 NY (My Page) on
Tue, May 18, 04 at 21:43

Hi,
This plant looks like a large dandelion plant (the leaves). It has long stemmed thin buds that open as you watch them. They open at dusk. The flower is yellow. I appreciate any help you can give me. I will email anyone pictures who would like to confirm what it looks like.


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Sounds like Evening Primrose, but I would need the photo to be sure. Mike


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Here is a link with a picture of the moonflower. Notice the leaves.

Here is a link that might be useful: picture of the moonflower


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

The flowers look like evening primrose, but I've never seen leaves of that type. I will research it further. Does it grow wild outside in your area?


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Could it be Hieracium, aka hawkweed? I believe the flowers open as you describe. Some species are invasive; be careful!


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

It's Oenothera triloba, Stemless Evening-Primrose!!
I finally widened my search to 'wildflowers' and finally nailed it at
http://2bnthewild.com/. A Google search for 'Oenothera triloba' brings up good pictures of our night bloomer! Whew!


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Hi-
Anyone still have this little beauty? My mom gave me this before she passed away- then we had to move down South in the middle of winter, so I couldn't bring it down with me. I'd appreciate it if anyone would like to trade with me, or tell me where I can purchase it!
thank you so much!
kasha77


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! Below is my picture taken in 2004. I have since moved and my plant did not survive that move. I was not smart enough to harvest any seeds either. I have been looking for the name of this moonflower for 5 years now! Thank you so much!!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: My MoonFlower


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RE: Help me identify this night blooming flower

Check out davesgarden.com-- I think there is someone there that has a plant or seeds for sale.


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