What Are Sun Drop Flowers?

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The Sun Drop flower is one of the common names for oenothera, a flowering plant native to the Americas. The oenothera is also referred to as Sun Cup and Evening-Primrose.

Flowers

  • The Sun Drop plant's flowers are a pale yellow. They bloom in late spring or summer and enjoy full sun.

Climate

  • True to their name, Sun Drop flowers love heat, sunlight and dry soil--they can even survive a drought.

Toxicity

  • Sun Drop plants are not toxic to humans. In fact, their roots and shoots can be eaten like a salad.

Family

  • Sun Drops are part of the onagracea, or Evening Primose family, which has 655 species.

Fungus

  • Sun Drops are susceptible to a variety of fungi. Powdery mildew, rust spots and leaf spots can all occur on Sun Drops if they don't get enough air circulation.

References

  • Photo Credit Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Jeff Kubina
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