Taxon  Report   5888    
Oenothera californica  (S. Watson) S. Watson  ssp. californica 
California evening primrose
Oenothera californica ssp. californica
© 2003 Lynn Watson
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Oenothera californica ssp. californica
© 2005 Brent Miller
Oenothera californica ssp. californica
© 2015 John Doyen
Oenothera californica ssp. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Oenothera californica ssp. californica
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Oenothera
Parent: Oenothera californica
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera californica var. glabrata
More information about  Oenothera californica ssp. californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 24, 2019).