Speaking about clockwork, all of these images were taken in the first days of May... across three separate years.
Location: Conway, AR entrance ramp, and I-40 between Maumelle, AR and the I-430 exchange.
The pink eveing primrose is part of a much larger Primrose family, some wof which look much different than the flower pictured here. A quick survey of the Primrose family suggests that a common element may be the striking four pronged pistil.
As is, the Pink Evening Primrose is built on a 2/4/8 symmetry.
Each bloom appears to have four major petals, which in turn are divided into two symetrical halves. The two halves together form something of a heart. (When viewed from obove, the bloom --with four squat hearts, can look kind of squarish) Each bloom comes with eight stamen, with yellow pollinated anthers. The four-pronged pisitl shoots out of the central well, with a dirct feed to the seed chamber about a half-inch below.
These things are heavy pollinators, marking my clothes whith thick sploches of yellow. They appear to grow in patches, and the individual clusters often form in of a dome (with the older growth at the center lifted slightly higher.)
NOTE: ID AR is now largely defunct. Flickr, Youtube, and Google Plus have taken over my photo world. I am keeping this here as a repository, and to help ME find the names of things.... So enjoy, but not much new here.
Welcome to ID Arkansas, your slowly growing identification guide to the weeds, trees, plants, wildflowers, flowers, flora and fauna of Arkansas, by the very debonair photographer, Kirk Jordan. (I had to say all those things for search engines).
My goal for this site is to blend science and asthetics in such a way that we might see, name, and delight in the things which God has made -- through artful yet highly-descriptive photographs. As for content, I am an amateur naturalist at best, and will readily take your corrections, additions, or submissions. Consider this a shared project. (And where you see incomplete posts and errors, consider the photographer way too busy!)
The dates on this site may or may not reflect the actual post dates (or photo dates). I plan to monkey with the dates by year, so that current blooming things display near top.
Beyond that, the SEARCH box in the upper-left corner, or the lables list below may help you find a specific thing. Try common names, colors, or other descriptive words to see if you find a match.
Unless otherwise noted, all pictures on this site are copywrited by photographer Kirk Jordan. If you wish to "borrow" a picture here or there for your non-commercial blog, you may do so with appropriate credit and link info.
Students and teachers may likewise use pictures for presentations (Credit: Kirk Jordan, ID Arkansas). In as much as these are low resolution scans, they make for pretty poor prints. I would gladly sell you a fine print at a reasonable price. For more info, contact Kirk at