Calflora
Taxon  Report   5900    
Oenothera laciniata  Hill
Cutleaf evening primrose,  Southern evening primrose
Oenothera laciniata
© 2018 Angelique Herman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Oenothera laciniata
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Oenothera laciniata
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Oenothera laciniata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Oenothera laciniata
© 2008 TRNERR P. Roullard
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Oenothera
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Raimannia laciniata
More information about  Oenothera laciniata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (OELA)

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 12, 2018).

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