You’d be hard pressed to miss the big, almost luminous yellow flowers of evening primrose throughout Newborough Forest. From June until September they’ll be in flower and then their seed heads will stand well into next year’s flowering season too.
The Evening Primroses are biennial plants: during their first year, they just grow leaves and then in the second year they flower and set seeds. But even the leaves are distinctive and noticeable with their bright red tips contrasting with the green leaf parts.
Evening Primrose is an incomer from the United States. It flowers and seeds prolifically and spreads easily on light, sandy soils.