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Hooker's Evening Primrose

Natural History

Hooker's Evening Primrose is a member of the Evening Primrose Family. It has green, lance shaped leaves which grow to 9 inches in length. The plant grows at elevations between 3500 - 9500 feet in pinyon-juniper woodlands and in pine clearings.

Flowers of Hooker's Evening Primrose open in late afternoon and close by noon the following day.

The plant typically blooms between July - October and produces yellow flowers with 4 petals to 3 inches in width, followed by a slender seed pod to 2 inches in length. These seeds are edible and were used by Native Americans for food.

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