Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

3/14/98 Saddleback Butte Trail, Saddleback Butte State Park, 
Antelope Valley, W. Mojave, Los Angeles County, CA


COMMON NAME: California Evening Primrose

SPECIES: Oenothera californica

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/14/1998

LOCATION: Saddleback Butte Trail, Saddleback Butte State Park, Antelope Valley, W. Mojave, Los Angeles County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant +- gray-green; hairs dense, short, appressed and also longer, spreading. 

Stem: new rosettes not formed at tips. 

Leaf: cauline oblong to lanceolate, generally +- pinnately lobed. 

Fruit: 20--80 mm. 

Ecology: Sandy or gravelly areas, desert scrub to pinyon/juniper or ponderosa-pine woodland; 

Elevation: 800--2500 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D; 

Distribution Outside California: +- southwestern United States. 

Flowering Time: Apr--Jun 

Synonyms: Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein; 

eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner

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