rough and tumble wildflowers that make up Clay and Limestone.
|Oenothera fruticosa 'Sonnenwende'|
- Oenothera tetragona 'Fireworks'
- Oenothera speciosa (One plant will turn into hundreds in one year!)
- Oenothera fruticosa 'Sonnenwende'
- Oenothera tetragona species
- Oenothera macrocarpa~Dead after a very wet winter!
|Halictid bees and Syrphid flies are attracted to the abundant pollen |
Take a close look at the Oenothera flower and you will see a large X covered with pollen! The extra large size and length of the stamens and stigma
|see the large X in the flowers|
|Look at those X's~They are loaded with pollen!|
Okay, I admit it! I do spend a little time editing some colonizers from the garden! But, I also, pass along a few of them to friends!* All in all, there are more pluses then minuses for having colonizers in my garden.
*Practically Perfect Pink Phlox pilosa and Penstemon X are two colonizing plants that have found there way to bloggers across the USA!
Welcome to Clay and Limestone's Wildflower Wednesday celebration. WW is about sharing and celebrating wildflowers from all over this great big, beautiful world. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Remember, it doesn't matter if they are in bloom or not; and, it doesn't matter if we all share the same plants. It's all about celebrating wildflowers. Please leave a comment when you add your url to Mr Linky.
This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011.This work protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.