If you watch Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) you’ll see a fluttering of gentle pink that is remarkably delicate in nature, and yet upon closer examination is found to be very strong. It’s a difficult flower to not be seen. It captures the light and breezily moves. These are cup-shaped, four petaled flowers with a four parted stigma in the shape of a cross. All these qualities can be used to help you identify what a flower might be representing if you haven’t got an ID book, or a flower essence guide with you in the field or garden.
Here are the principal qualities that Pink Evening Primrose imparts:
- Helps the overbearing person to hold back and let others flow; lets other grow and learn in a community
- Confidence, especially for females
- Promotes courage
Primrose asks the question, “Will you see me?”, but only after an act of letting go. Often times, we hold onto an image of ourselves, or a mask, in order to be accepted for who we think others want us to be, in order to be accepted. Not only does this trap us, it traps other people as well. It does not give others an opportunity to be their true selves, and it restricts us simultaneously. So while we try to shield ourselves from others, we unintentionally shove a mask of our own making onto their own faces. Primrose helps to remind us that we can feel safe enough to let go of the mask and ask others, “Will you see me?”
Ready to be seen, and allow others to be seen? Try a primrose flower essence. If you would like to create your own, make sure you properly identify Oenothera speciosa. It is not a flower with a lot of look a likes, but you want to make sure you’re using what you think you are!
Here are the labels, as promised. You can label your own dosage bottle, or save the images, print them off, and paste them to make a Flower Essence Card. This is what I do when I sell tiny dram vials of flower essences. Enjoy!