Taxon  Report   5886 
Oenothera californica  (S. Watson) S. Watson
California Primrose,  California evening primrose
Oenothera californica, 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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Oenothera californica
© 2001 Larry Blakely
Oenothera californica
© 2006 J. G. Riend
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Oenothera californica ssp. avita
Oenothera californica ssp. californica
Oenothera californica ssp. eurekensis
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
PLANTS: accepted name: Camissonia californica
 Information about  Oenothera californica  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 19, 2015).

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