Large plant with big yellow flowers

vanguard0ne(8)July 6, 2014

Hi,
Can anyone identify this plant, it is growing along a disused railway line in Essex

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vanguard0ne(8)

It grows to about 1.4 mtrs tall

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 6:26AM
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Campanula UK Z8

evening primrose - oenothera biennis

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 6:30AM
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vanguard0ne(8)

evening primrose wow!

I thought that only grew in southern U.S.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 6:40AM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

According to the info at the link below, Oenothera biennis: Naturalized in Britain.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oenothera biennis

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 7:37AM
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vanguard0ne(8)

Great link, thanks

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 9:06AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes - extremely common in Britain on waste ground, neglected allotments, etc. Now you have your eye in you'll see them all over the place.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 3:58PM
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