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Oenothera cespitosa  Nutt.  ssp. crinita  (Rydb.) Munz
Cespitose evening-primrose
Oenothera cespitosa ssp. crinita is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Parent: Oenothera cespitosa
Genus: Oenothera
Family: Onagraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Subalpine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEFOenothera cespitosa var. crinita
More information about  Oenothera cespitosa ssp. crinita
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

CNPS Inventory


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/07/2022).