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Dune Evening Primrose

Oenothera 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.


Symbol: OEDE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Onagraceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
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
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Genus Oenothera L. – evening primrose
Species Oenothera deltoides Torr. & Frém. – birdcage evening primrose

The Mojave Desert - Adaptations, Plants

Examples of such wildflowers are sand verbena (Abronia villosa), Mojave aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia), and dune evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides).

Desert Dunes - Desert Habitats

At 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 Wildflowers

Best areas: Holtville, Algones Dunes, south of Hwy. 80 between Calexico and Ocotillo. Dominant Species: desert lilies, evening primrose, lupine, phacelia.

Desert Scrub Wildlife Habitats

Forbs 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 Desert

Nearly 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 ...

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