|Scientific name:||Oenothera drummondii Hook.|
|Common name:||Beach evening-primrose|
|Hebrew name:||נר-הלילה החופי|
|Stems:||Erect to procumbent; 10-50 cm tall, stiff, simple or branched, strigillose, glandular puberulous on inflorescence|
|Flowers:||Yellow; Perfect, actinomorphic, 4-merous, with hypanthium; carpels syncarpous, ovary inferior; ovules often numerous, axile or parietal; pollen sometimes with viscin threads|
|Fruits / pods:||Capsules cylindric, sessile|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August, September|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Oenothera, Greek, oinos, wine; thera, booty; wine catcher. The root when eatenh was supposed to increase one's capacity for wine.
drummondii, named after Thomas Drummond (1790-1835), a Scottish naturalist.
The Hebrew Name: נר הלילה, Ner-HaLaila, Night candle, the flowers open at night and at dusk they are visible in the distance hence their Hebrew name "Night candle".
The oil from the Oenothera contains gamma-linoleic acid "(GLA), an unsaturated fatty acid, which assists the production of hormonlike substances. The herb is used internally for e.g. premenstrual and menopausal symptoms.