Monday, August 22, 2005

Eureka Dunes evening-primrose (Oenothera californica) COLOR PHOTO

Eureka Dunes evening-primrose (Oenothera californica) FREE COLOR PHOTO - Eureka Dunes evening-primrose (Oenothera californica)S. Wats.) S. Wats. ssp. eurekensis (Munz and Roos) W. Klein, Symbol: OECAE2, Group: Dicot, Family: Onagraceae, Growth Habit: Forb/herb, Duration: Annual Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native View 12 genera in Onagraceae, 64 species in Oenothera, 4 subspecies in Oenothera californica

Eureka Dunes evening-primrose is a perennial/annual herb white flowers as we see in this example turn red with age. It occurs in the somewhat flat sand areas of Eureka Valley in Inyo County. The species is short-lived and suffers high mortality. Blooming period runs from April to June. There are only three known populations of Eureka Dunes evening-primrose, all in the southern portion of Eureka Valley Dunes area. The Eureka Dunes are part of Death Valley National Park. Population vary greatly from year to year dependant on rain fall. State of Califonia Status: Rare, 1978. Federal Status: Endangered, 1978

Title: Eureka Dunes Evening Primrose, Alternative Title: Oenothera californica, Creator: DeDecker, Mary, Source: WO-2611-CD-44B, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Botany, Plant, Plants, evening primrose.

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Eureka Dunes evening-primrose (Oenothera californica) COLOR PHOTO

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USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons, Subclass Rosidae –, Order Myrtales –, Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family, Genus Oenothera L. – evening-primrose, Species Oenothera californica (S. Wats.) S. Wats. – California evening-primrose, Subspecies Oenothera californica (S. Wats.) S. Wats. ssp. eurekensis (Munz & Roos) W. Klein – Eureka Dunes evening-primrose.

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