Oct. 29, 2021

seabeach evening-primrose, Oenothera humifusa

Seabeach evening-primrose grows almost exclusively in coastal sand. It is well adapted to that salt and sand. So well that it is as important to that habitat as the habitat is to the plant. Seabeach's roots and horizontal stems help stabilize coastal dunes. If they are disrupted they can root where they land, starting their work all over again. In a place like Florida, you might also find them in sandy inland areas like I did with this one. Seabeach evening-primrose grows in AL, DE, FL, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, PA, SC, and VA. Polk Co FL, 10/21/15. Willow-herb family, Onagraceae.