Oenothera californica, California Evening primrose
Photo of Oenothera californica (S. Watson) S. Watson ssp. eurekensis (Munz & Roos) W. Klein Oenothera californica ssp. avita
Common Name California Evening Primrose, Eureka Dunes Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose
Latin Name Oenothera californica
Native Habitat 2,000 to 5,000 feet, California to Kansas, south to Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 2 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grayish green color
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Moonlight
Ornamental Value White to pink fragrant flowers in spring
Nature Value Used by bees
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5889
    Images and data http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/ASP/CPC_ViewProfile.asp?CPCNum=2993
    Images, data, and nursery http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1382.htm
    Images, data, and distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=OECAE2
    Photos http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?where-kwid=0000+0000+0403+0453&one=T
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