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Unusual plant / flower - can someone identify it ?

I came across this 5ft tall flowering plant in my local church graveyard, August, Warwickshire.

Can anyone tell me what it is ?!? 



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041
    oenothera. One of the "evening primrose" family.
  • Many thanks for the fast reply !!
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    Generally biennials ; rosette grows the first year and then flowers the second ; commonly seen on wasteground .
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    commonly seen on wasteground .
    That would be right. My garden is covered in it!  :D 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    PLEASE! don't 'decry' your own garden ; it's a nature reserve really !! ;)
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Parts of it are but let's just say it's a work in (very slow) progress.
    I tend to leave things that seed themselves for two reasons. 1.They like it there and 2. I have a lot of ground to cover.  :)
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