Calflora
Taxon  Report   11884    
Oenothera cespitosa  Nutt.
Fragrant evening-primrose
Oenothera cespitosa
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Oenothera cespitosa
© 2007 Mary Winter
Oenothera cespitosa
© 2010 Mary Winter
Oenothera cespitosa, 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 cespitosa
© 2016 Keir Morse
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Shadscale Scrub, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Oenothera caespitosa
More information about  Oenothera cespitosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).