Taxon  Report   5897 
Oenothera elata  Kunth  ssp. hookeri  (Torr. & A. Gray) W. Dietr. & W. L. Wagner
Common evening primrose,  Evening primrose, Hooker's evening primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
© 2014 John Doyen
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
© 2018 Adam Chasey
Genus: Oenothera
Parent Record Oenothera elata
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Oenothera biennis var. hookeri
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. montereyensis
More information about  Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
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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: Sep 26, 2018).

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