Can anyone identify this plant, it is growing along a disused railway line in Essex
It grows to about 1.4 mtrs tall
evening primrose - oenothera biennis
evening primrose wow!
I thought that only grew in southern U.S.
According to the info at the link below, Oenothera biennis: Naturalized in Britain.
Here is a link that might be useful: Oenothera biennis
Great link, thanks
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.