Scientific Name: Oenothera
Common Name: Large Flowered Evening Primrose
Other Common Names:
Largeflower Eveningprimrose, Midwest Evening Primrose, Red-sepal
Evening-primrose, Redsepal Evening primrose
Plant Type: Biennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 4-8
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50-100
Notes: Young root can be eaten like a vegetable.
lamarckiana Oil in seeds contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a precursor of prostaglandin E1. The latter is very active biologically regulating such functions as the vessel and immune systems. By supplementing the diet with GLA, one can bypass a blockage of prostaglandin E1 production caused by aging, poor diet, or alcoholism. Chronic complaints such as PMS disappear. Roots can be eaten as a vegetable; shoots as a salad. - EP10 Has high GLA content. Seeds are less prone to shatter before harvest. Biennial
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conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.