Taxon  Report   5902 
Oenothera primiveris  A. Gray
Yellow desert evening primrose
Oenothera primiveris
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
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Oenothera primiveris
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Oenothera primiveris
© 2014 Christopher L. Christie
Oenothera primiveris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Oenothera primiveris
© 2005 James M. Andre
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Oenothera primiveris ssp. bufonis
ICPN: Oenothera primiveris ssp. primiveris
More information about  Oenothera primiveris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 17, 2018).

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