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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oenothera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Habit: Annual, densely short-glandular-hairy, sparsely long-spreading-hairy (leaves also minutely strigose). Stem: erect, 20--200(300) cm; branches generally 0 or proximal to inflorescence. Leaf: cauline 20--125 mm, narrow-elliptic to -ovate, slightly wavy-dentate. Inflorescence: bracts 1.5--5.5 mm. Flower: hypanthium 1.5--5 mm; sepals 2--3.5 mm, barely opening; petals 1.5--3 mm, stigma +- surrounding anthers. Fruit: generally reflexed, 5--11 mm, fusiform, 4-angled, 8-ribbed proximally; stalk-like base 0. Seed: 2--3 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Cult fields, pastures, disturbed areas, streambanks; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB, SW; Distribution Outside California: probably native to central United States; naturalized widely. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug Note: Self-pollinating.
Synonyms: Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm.; Gaura parviflora var. lachnocarpa Weath.; Gaura mollis James, nom. rej.
eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner
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Citation for this treatment: Warren L. Wagner & Peter C. Hoch, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Warren L. Wagner 2016. Oenothera curtiflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89229, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.