Nighttime Flowers

Did you ever hear of a flower that opens at night? Evening primroses do that! They open at sunset. They stay open all night. But they close the next day by noon.

The pretty, yellow flowers are small. They smell like lemons.

At the bottom of a flower is nectar. That is like a sweet juice for bugs to drink. Moths smell the evening primrose flowers at night. They drink nectar. Bees see the flowers in the morning. They drink nectar.

Other animals need evening primroses too. Deer eat the leaves. Birds eat the seeds. Humans use evening primroses for medicine. Evening primroses are amazing!