Hooker's Evening Primrose is a
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
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.