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Golden Cup

Posted May 28 2009 12:19am

An Evening Primrose flower living up to its name by opening in the Early Evening.I just thought this flower looked like a golden cup with the sunshine cascading through the petals.
Even the rain could not dampen this flowers spirits. I love the yellow flowers, so this will be on my wishlist. I have grown them from seeds before and they grew quite easily.
Its also called Sun Cups and Sundrops...
I know it as an oil capsule for women, evening primrose supplements.
The Botanical name is Oenothera was a mixture of Oinus (greek for wine) and Thera (greek for hunt). It Arrived in Europe in 1614 from Virginia. The English love it as a cottage garden or wild garden flower.
Thats some Longevity that its still being sold as Seeds amd grown here after nearly four hundred years. The flowers smell faintly sweet as well.
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