Calflora
Taxon  Report   5895    
Oenothera elata  Kunth
Evening primrose,  Hooker's evening primrose
Oenothera elata
© 2018 Jay Chamberlain
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Oenothera elata
© 2003 Michael Charters
Oenothera elata
© 2012 Steve Matson
Oenothera elata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Oenothera elata
© 1989 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Oenothera elata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (OEEL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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