Taxon  Report   5896 
Oenothera elata  Kunth  ssp. hirsutissima  (S. Watson) W. Dietr.
Evening primrose,  Hairy evening primrose, Hooker's evening primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
© 2007 Dee E. Warenycia
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Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
© 2012 Steve Matson
Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima, 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 elata ssp. hirsutissima
© 2010 Patrick Furtado
Genus: Oenothera
Parent Record Oenothera elata
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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PLANTS: Oenothera biennis var. hirsutissima
PLANTS: Oenothera ornata
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri var. ornata
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri var. hirsutissima
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri var. hewettii
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri var. angustifolia
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. ornata
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. hirsutissima
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. hewettii
PLANTS: Oenothera elata var. hirsutissima
PLANTS: Oenothera elata ssp. texensis
PLANTS: Oenothera simsiana
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. venusta
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. grisea
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. angustifolia
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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 18, 2018).

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