evening primrose


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evening primrose

n.
Any of various plants of the family Onagraceae and especially the genus Oenothera of the Americas, having four-petaled usually yellow flowers that open in the evening and whose seeds yield an oil used in herbal medicine.

evening primrose

n
(Plants) any onagraceous plant of the genus Oenothera, native to North America but widely cultivated and naturalized, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening

eve′ning prim′rose


n.
a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evening primrose - any of several plants of the family Onagraceaeevening primrose - any of several plants of the family Onagraceae
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
evening-primrose family, family Onagraceae, Onagraceae - a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
enchanter's nightshade - any of several erect perennial rhizomatous herbs of the genus Circaea having white flowers that open at dawn; northern hemisphere
common evening primrose, German rampion, Oenothera biennis - a coarse biennial of eastern North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening; naturalized in Europe
Oenothera fruticosa, sundrops - a day-flowering biennial or perennial of the genus Oenothera
Missouri primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa, Ozark sundrops - evening-opening primrose of south central United States
Translations
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hierba del asnoonagra
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But the pretty thoughts and sweet ways and dear, forgotten kindnesses linger there also, to bloom in your twilight like evening primroses.
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This plant extract comes from the seed of the evening primrose plant, and is rich in omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E.
A number of studies have examined whether supplements that contain GLA (such as evening primrose oil and borage oil) are beneficial for eczema patients.
Nothing worked until I tried taking evening primrose oil capsules.
Results showed that for the leaves of three ages seasonal changes were the most important to change evening primrose metabolism These changes switch the plant metabolic phenomena in a way that survival of young growing parts is ensured under harsh environmental conditions.
The researchers examined various flaxseed, black currant, borage and evening primrose oils as part of its new report.
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Johnson and his collaborators from Cornell University, University of Montana and University of Turku in Finland, planted evening primrose, a typically self-fertilizing plant with genetically identical offspring, in two sets of plots.