Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri

Monterey evening primrose

  • Height:   above 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   biennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   medium - high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   1,344,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Oenothera elata

Common Name:Evening primrose

Oenothera elata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Lodgepole Forest
Habitat:coastal
Family:Onagraceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, Fresno, Glenn, Lassen, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Mariposa, Marin, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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