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Photo Guide -
Dune Evening PrimroseOenothera deltoides
Found in sandy places to 3500', creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, sand dunes.
Blooms March to May
The flowers are showy, large white flowers that turn pinkish with age. Blossoms open in the evening and last through midmorning.
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48 N
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Genus Oenothera L. – evening primrose
Species Oenothera deltoides Torr. & Frém. – birdcage evening primrose
The Mojave Desert - Adaptations, PlantsExamples of such wildflowers are sand verbena (Abronia villosa), Mojave aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia), and dune evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides).
Desert Dunes - Desert HabitatsAt first, dunes appear to be barren, but look closely. Evening primrose, blazing star, and other plants find sufficient moisture. In favorable conditions dunes may ...
Peak Blooming Periods for Desert WildflowersBest areas: Holtville, Algones Dunes, south of Hwy. 80 between Calexico and Ocotillo. Dominant Species: desert lilies, evening primrose, lupine, phacelia.
Desert Scrub Wildlife HabitatsForbs and grasses may include triangle evening primrose, galleta, big galleta ... 1980) and Partially Stabilized and Stabilized Desert Dunes - 2.3 (Cheatham and ...
The Basketmaker of the DesertNearly every desert visitor knows Evening Primrose—but not all of them know that the white-ribbed "baskets" so often found rooted in the sand are the dried stalks of this lovely white flower which blossoms at night and ...
Plant & Wildflower Glossary