Oenothera deltoides


  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   white
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   225,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Oenothera deltoides

Common Name:Desert lantern

Oenothera deltoides, a angiosperm, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland, Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Alpine, ContraCosta, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Solano, 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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