Taxon  Report   11884 
Oenothera cespitosa  Nutt.
Fragrant evening-primrose
Oenothera cespitosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Shadscale Scrub, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Oenothera cespitosa ssp. crinita
Oenothera cespitosa ssp. marginata
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS spelling variant of Oenothera caespitosa
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TJM2: Oenothera caespitosa
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2014).

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