CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record oenothera_californica_ssp._eurekensis - Wed, Dec. 8, 2021, 13:27 ET b
Oenothera californica ssp. eurekensis
common nameEureka Dunes evening-primrose
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
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S2      ranking system key
global rank
G4?T2      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingRare  11/78
federal listingEndangered  04/26/78
where found
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Topographic quads (3):
Last Chance Range SW (390C) 3711716, East Of Joshua Flats (391A) 3711727, East Of Waucoba Spring (391D) 3711717
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Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Desert dunes (DeDns)
blooming period Apr-Jun(Jul),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range850 - 1200 meters
Known only from dunes in Eureka Valley, within Death Valley NP. Habitat previously degraded by vehicle traffic; populations recovering well, but still threatened by vehicle trespass, foot traffic, recreation, and non-native Russian thistle. Recovery plan has been completed by BLM. See Aliso 3(2):118 (1955) for original description, and Biological Conservation 46:217-242 (1988) for population biology.
full nameOenothera californica (Wats.) Wats. ssp. eurekensis (Munz & Roos) W. Klein
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Additional information:
standard acronym  OECAE2 Element Code  PDONA0C071
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 8, 2021 from

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