Taxon  Report   5890 
Oenothera deltoides  Torr. & Frém.
Birdcage evening primrose,  Desert lantern, Dune primrose
Oenothera deltoides
© 2005 Charles E. Jones
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Oenothera deltoides
© 2004 James M. Andre
Oenothera deltoides
© E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Oenothera deltoides, a dicot, is an annual 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 deltoides
© 2003 Mark Bratton
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland, Sagebrush Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Oenothera deltoides var. cineracea
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This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 20, 2018).

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