Taxon  Report   5882    
Oenothera biennis  L.  
(no longer an active name; please see Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa)
Common evening primrose,  Small flowered evening primrose
Oenothera biennis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Genus: Oenothera
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

JEF other name:
Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis ssp. caeciarum
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis ssp. centralis
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis var. pycnocarpa
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NOTE: Oenothera biennis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Oenothera biennis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 24, 2020).