Taxon  Report   5882 
Oenothera biennis  L.
Common evening primrose,  Small flowered evening primrose
Oenothera biennis
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Oenothera biennis
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Oenothera biennis
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Oenothera biennis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Oenothera biennis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Oenothera
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Oenothera biennis ssp. caeciarum
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis ssp. centralis
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis var. pycnocarpa
PLANTS: Oenothera muricata
PLANTS: Oenothera pycnocarpa
More information about  Oenothera biennis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 11, 2016).

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