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Prairie Evening Primrose

Natural History

The Prairie Evening Primrose is a member of the Primrose Family. The plant grows to 16 inches in height and has grayish-green spoon shaped leaves to 2 inches in length. It grows in in dry, grassy or sandy areas at elevations between 2500 and 7500 feet.

There are 21 species of primrose in Arizona.

Prairie Evening Primrose blooms between March and August and produces white, 4-petaled flowers 1.5 inches in width, which become pink with age.

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