Taxon  Report   5886 
Oenothera californica  (S. Watson) S. Watson
California evening primrose,  California primrose
Oenothera californica
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
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Oenothera californica
© 2006 J. G. Riend
Oenothera californica
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Oenothera californica, 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 californica
© 2001 Larry Blakely
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Camissonia californica
More information about  Oenothera californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Feb 20, 2018).

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