The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Evening Primrose

Latin Name:

Oenothera biensis

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Oenothera biennis, the common evening-primrose, is a species of flowering plant in the family Onagraceae, native to eastern and central North America, from Newfoundland west to Alberta, southeast to Florida, and southwest to Texas, and widely naturalized elsewhere in temperate and subtropical regions. Its leaves are a great source of calcium and with the flower, are safe to be fed.