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Mustard Evening Primrose

Natural History

Mustard Evening Primrose is a member of the Evening Primrose Family. The plant grows to 3 feet in height and has gray-green arrow-shaped, hairy leaves that grow to 2 inches in length. The plant typically grows in washes and desert flats at elevations below 4500 feet.

Mustard Evening Primrose bears a resemblance to members of the Mustard Family.

Mustard Evening Primrose blooms between February - June and produces yellow flowers with 4 petals which often have a circle of pink at the base of the petals. Flowers are followed by a long, narrow, mustard-like seed pod to 2.5 inches in length.

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