Calflora
Taxon  Report   5907    
Oenothera speciosa  Nutt.
Mexican evening primrose,  Pinkladies
Oenothera speciosa
© 2016 Jeff Elman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Oenothera speciosa
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Oenothera speciosa
© 2013 Matthew Fedder
Oenothera speciosa, 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 speciosa
© 2008 Ron Thomas
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Oenothera
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hartmannia speciosa
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera delessertiana
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera speciosa var. childsii
More information about  Oenothera speciosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (OESP2)

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 17, 2018).

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