Taxon  Report   5895    
Oenothera elata  Kunth
Evening primrose,  Hooker's evening primrose
Oenothera elata
© 2018 Jay Chamberlain
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Oenothera elata
© 2003 Michael Charters
Oenothera elata
© 2012 Steve Matson
Oenothera elata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Oenothera elata
© 1989 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Genus: Oenothera
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Oenothera elata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 21, 2019).