Taxon  Report   5889    
Oenothera californica  (S. Watson) S. Watson  ssp. eurekensis  (Munz & J. C. Roos) W. M. Klein
Eureka dunes evening primrose
Oenothera californica ssp. eurekensis
© 2001 Larry Blakely
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Oenothera californica ssp. eurekensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Oenothera avita ssp. eurekensis
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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

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Oenothera californica ssp. eurekensis
© 2001 Larry Blakely
Genus: Oenothera
Parent: Oenothera californica
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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