Taxon  Report   5893    
Oenothera deltoides  Torr. & Frém.  ssp. howellii  (Munz) W. M. Klein
Antioch dunes evening primrose
Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2005 California Academy of Sciences
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Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii
© 2004 John Game
Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Oenothera
Parent: Oenothera deltoides
Communities: Coastal Strand

Habitat: dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera deltoides var. howellii
More information about  Oenothera deltoides ssp. howellii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 20, 2019).