pink evening primrose
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Pinkladies: Pink Evening Primrose : Native Plant With Large Light Pink Flowers

Pinkladies are a pink evening primrose that is also known as showy evening primrose, Mexican primrose and amapola. It grows in USDA zone 4 to 9 and should survive well in most climates. ⁣ ⁣ The beautiful pink flowers grow to be approximately 2 inches in diameter. The leaves and stems are sometimes cooked or used in salad but it is recommended that the greenery is harvested before the plant blooms. ⁣ ⁣ Pink ladies are a native perennial that spreads both by runners and seeds most gardeners find it…

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Yellow Evening Primrose
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Yellow Evening Primrose : Native Plant With Large Light Yellow Flowers

This yellow evening primrose is a bit larger than the pink primrose that I recently posted. It has several names: bigfruit evening-primrose, missouri evening-primrose and fluttermill. It grows in USDA zone 4 to 8. ⁣ ⁣ The beautiful yellow flowers grow to be approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The plant grows to 6 – 8 inches high but in the mowed lawn around our pond, it flowers at 4 inches in height. Check out my recent post on the pink evening primrose at for additional information on primrose plants.…

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common vetch
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Common Vetch: Lawn Weed, Native Plant, Cover Crop and Ground Cover

Common vetch is a native low-growing ground cover that is used as a cover crop by some but considered a weed by others. It spreads readily across low-cut lawns, producing these delicate magenta-toned flowers, seed pods and stalks of alternate leaves.⁣ ⁣ This is yet another native plant that is said to be edible. Please follow, share and like:

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