Taxon  Report   5897    
Oenothera elata  Kunth  ssp. hookeri  (Torr. & A. Gray) W. Dietr. & W. L. Wagner
Common evening primrose,  Evening primrose, Hooker's evening primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Oenothera
Parent: Oenothera elata
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri ssp. montereyensis
PLANTS: Oenothera biennis var. hookeri
PLANTS: Oenothera hookeri
More information about  Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2019).