Taxon  Report   5883 
Oenothera caespitosa  Nutt.
Fragrant evening primrose
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Oenothera caespitosa, 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 caespitosa
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Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Shadscale Scrub, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
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Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN spelling variant of Oenothera cespitosa
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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: May 24, 2018).

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