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Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

Oenothera elata Kunth ssp. hirsutissima (A. Gray ex S. Watson) W. Dietr.

Hooker's Evening-primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Oenothera biennis var. hirsutissima, Oenothera elata ssp. texensis, Oenothera elata var. hirsutissima, Oenothera hookeri ssp. angustifolia, Oenothera hookeri ssp. grisea, Oenothera hookeri ssp. hewettii, Oenothera hookeri ssp. hirsutissima, Oenothera hookeri ssp. ornata, Oenothera hookeri ssp. venusta, Oenothera hookeri var. angustifolia, Oenothera hookeri var. hewettii, Oenothera hookeri var. hirsutissima, Oenothera hookeri var. ornata, Oenothera ornata, Oenothera simsiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Yellow, fading to orange.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: NS

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.2 - Wildflower Network Operates in Louisiana, Wildflower Handbook Published, Researc...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima


Record Modified: 2022-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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