Evening Primrose | Latin Name: Oenothera biennis | Family: Onagraceae | Extraction: Cold Pressed | Plant Part: Seeds
Yellow in colour and oxidizes on exposure to air and light, like borage, the oil is highly unsaturated and is more reactive and less stable than other oils.
Evening Primrose is Native to North America it was introduced to Europe in 1619 as well as being cultivated in the UK. With golden yellow flowers which bloom in the early evening and then soon die which then lead to the formation of pods containing tiny seeds. These plant can grow almost anywhere, by riverbeds, mountains, seashores even in the desert, though the blooms do not last long it is a hardy little plant.