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Oenothera californica

Oenothera californica (S. Watson) S. Watson

 

California Evening Primrose

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusOenotheraDerivation uncertain: 1. Greek ονος θηρας (onos theras), or “donkey catcher.” 2. Or οινος θηρας (oinos theras), “wine seeker.” 3. Or Latin oenothera, “a plant whose juices may cause sleep”
Speciescalifornica

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Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 4½" (11 × 12 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Cima Road or Nearby, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 6 × 5" (14 × 13 cm)

Oenothera californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 May 2018.

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Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Cima Road or Nearby, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 5 × 5" (13 × 12 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4 × 6" (11 × 16 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm)

Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

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