Taxon  Report   5890    
Oenothera deltoides  Torr. & Frém.
Birdcage evening primrose,  Desert lantern, Dune primrose
Oenothera deltoides
© 2003 Mark Bratton
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Oenothera deltoides
© 2004 James M. Andre
Oenothera deltoides
© E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Oenothera deltoides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Oenothera deltoides
© 2005 Charles E. Jones
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland, Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Oenothera deltoides var. cineracea
More information about  Oenothera deltoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).