Taxon  Report   5907    
Oenothera speciosa  Nutt.
Mexican evening primrose,  Pinkladies
Oenothera speciosa
© 2013 Matthew Fedder
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Oenothera speciosa
© 2008 Ron Thomas
Oenothera speciosa
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Oenothera speciosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Oenothera speciosa
© 2016 Jeff Elman
Genus: Oenothera
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hartmannia speciosa
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera delessertiana
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera speciosa var. childsii
More information about  Oenothera speciosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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 22, 2019).