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69b. Oenothera elata subsp. hookeri (Torrey & A. Gray) W. Dietrich & W. L. Wagner, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 74: 152. 1987.

Oenothera hookeri Torrey &A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 493. 1840; O. biennis Linnaeus var. hookeri (Torrey & A. Gray) B. Boivin; O. communis H. Léveillé var. hookeri (Torrey & A. Gray) H. Léveillé; O. franciscana Bartlett; O. hookeri var. franciscana (Bartlett) R. R. Gates; O. hookeri subsp. montereyensis Munz; O. hookeri var. montereyensis (Munz) Hoover; O. montereyensis (Munz) Rostanski; Onagra hookeri (Torrey & A. Gray) Small

Herbs strigillose, also villous with appressed or spreading hairs, usually these with conspicuous red-pustulate bases, also glandular puberulent. Flowers: buds flushed with red, with free tips 1–5 mm; petals 25–40 mm; anthers 12–23 mm. 2n = 14.

Flowering Aug–Oct. Moist coastal and slightly in­land sandy and bluff habitats; 0–200 m; Calif.

Subspecies hookeri has a restricted range in Cali­fornia from around San Francisco Bay along the coast from the vicinity of Petaluma, Sonoma County, and Point Reyes south to Santa Barbara County, including Santa Cruz Island, and south to San Diego County. It intergrades along the inland margins of the range with subsp. hirsutissima.


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