Common names: Beach Evening Primrose
Description: Upright perennial, growing up to 60 cm.
Flowers: Solitary and sessile. Composed of four sepals and four bright yellow petals, occassionally with one or two bright red spots at the base. Eight stamens, four short, four long.
Leaves: Dense, gray green leaves, alternate and smooth. The lower are thick and in a rosette, the upper are shorter and wider.
Reproduction: Densle hairy fruit, in a cpasule not more than 1 inch long with several ovoid seeds in 1 row per chamber.'
Flowering: April through August.
Habitat and Ecology: Common on the coast, forms dense mats in the sand on beaches and in sand dunes.