Sorry to bother but I am trying to identify the flower in the attached picture.
The picture was taken mid-morning today by the Thames Path beside the tidal Thames in the Crossness area; a sunny warm morning.
I don't think it's an Evening Primrose; the flowers seem too large and should it be flowering so splendidly mid morning?
I would be grateful for any help please.
A million thanks in advance.
You are correct its one of the Evening Roses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oenothera I travel a 40 kilometre road and there are hundredson the verges they flower all day I have no idea where the "Evening " bit comes from
Ps I searched on the internet and some folk say the flowers only open in the evening earlier in the Summer and then it all goes to pot, others say they open in evening and stay open until noon the following day. In my experience they open and stay open regardless of the time
Evening primroses got their name for 2 reasons: Their colour is similar to that of a primrose (Primula vulgaris) and their flowers close during the day and open in the evening. They then carry on flowering through the night and attract moths and night flying insects to their flowers with a sweet scent.