Elixir at the vicarage

DAY 127 (10 AUGUST) – Large-flower evening primrose (Oenothera glazioviana) (Farnham)

As I passed the vicarage on this stormy evening, I noticed these long spiky stalks extending above the hedge, their yellow flowers shrivelled against the wind.

They turn out to be evening primrose which, according to KewScience website, is native to Brazil but introduced to much of South America, eastern Asia, most of Europe and, rather specifically: Illinois, Tennessee and Vermont. But no doubt US citizens of other states can still get hold of the capsules that are supposed to slow the ageing process.

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