Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Oenothera Californica


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Oenothera Californica
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Oenothera californica (California evening primrose) resembles several other evening primrose species of desert areas; one distinctive aspect is the foliage, the leaves being rather smaller than other varieties. The large (two inches in diameter) flowers have four large white petals, yellow at the base, becoming pinkish later in the season. This species is found at medium elevations, and is associated with Joshua tree and pinion-juniper pine woodland.

Other species in the onagraceae family





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