|Scientific name:||Oenothera rosea Aiton|
|Synonym name:||Hartmannia rosea (L'Hér. ex Aiton) G. Don|
|Common name:||Rose Evening Primrose, Rosy Evening-primrose, Pink Evening-primrose|
|Hebrew name:||נר-הלילה הוורוד|
|Arabic name:||أخدرية وردية|
|Family:||Onagraceae, Evening Primrose family, נר-הלילה|
|Stems:||7-65 cm, ascending to decumbent, simple or branched, strigillose, sometimes with longer spreading hairs|
|Leaves:||Alternate, entite; smooth margin|
|Flowers:||The flowers open at sunrise; hermaphrodite; floral tube 4-10 mm; sepals 5-10 mm; pink to rose-purple petals with conspicuous darker veins, 5-12 mm; cream-colored anthers 2-3.5 mm; ovary usually densely strigillose; stigma surrounded by anthers|
|Fruits / pods:||Capsules clavate or narrowly obovoid, 4-12 mm, valves angled or weakly winged, attenuate to slender sterile stipe (pedicel) 5-20 mm|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November|
|Habitat:||Disturbed habitats (weeds)|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Oenothera, Greek, oinos, wine; thera, booty; wine catcher. The root when eaten was supposed to increase one's capacity for wine.
Hartmannia, dedicated to Emanuel Friedrich Hartmann (1784- 1837), a German cryptogamist, later working in Louisiana.
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".