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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oenothera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oenothera sinuosa W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Habit: Perennial herb, forming large mats, rhizomed; hairs generally sparse or 0. Stem: 20--60 cm, branched, sparsely minutely strigose and with long, spreading hairs. Leaf: 10--110 mm, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, slightly wavy-dentate. Inflorescence: bracts 1--5 mm. Flower: hypanthium 2.5--5 mm; sepals 7--14 mm; petals 7--14.5 mm. Fruit: erect, 4--16 mm, +- linear, narrowly 4-winged; stalk-like base 2--8 mm, slender, tapered. Seed: 1--4, 2--3 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Light sandy loam of cultivation fields; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CW, SW, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: native to Oklahoma, Texas; widely naturalized, especially southeastern United States. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Limited by self-sterility.
Synonyms: Gaura sinuata Nutt. ex Ser.; Gaura villosa Torr. var. villosa, misappl.; Gaura villosa var. mckelveyae Munz, misappl.
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 sinuosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89230, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.