What Is It? Wednesday – Cutleaf Evening Primrose

This is cutleaf evening primrose. This weed germinates and starts appearing in the fall and grows through the winter and spring until the weather gets hot. It starts out in a rosette with smooth leaf margins, as shown in the photo. As it grows, its stems creep out along the ground, and new leaves develop with toothed margins. Eventually, it produces yellow flowers that bloom straight out of the stem. Click here to read more about cutleaf evening primrose.

Cutleaf evening primrose.

Cutleaf evening primrose.
Justin Ballew, ©2022, Clemson Extension

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