Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11691 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oenothera elata Kunth
Common name   Hooker's evening primrose
Donna M. Barnes   5138  
Coll. Date 08 June 2006 
United States
Box Elder County
Locality Pilot Range, along 4WD road, W of Donner Spring;
     Elev.: 6094 ft. (1858 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-grass community, bouldery flat. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 41° 1'  23.94" N, 114° 2'  19" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Oenothera elata Kunth

Common Name(s): Hooker's evening primrose, Hooker's eveningprimrose, Hooker's evening-primrose, western eveningprimrose.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27395, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Oenothera
                                        Species: Oenothera elata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11691s1.jpg specimen image: 11691d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04737s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11694 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1297 ft. N
11706 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 664 ft. N
11701 Chamaebatiaria millefolium      "fernbush" 664 ft. N
11692 Crepis occidentalis  var. costata   "western hawksbeard" same section
11703 Cryptantha watsonii      "Watson's forget-me-not" 664 ft. N
11700 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 664 ft. N
11693 Lappula occidentalis  var. cupulata   "western stickseed" same section
11695 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" 1297 ft. N
11696 Lygodesmia spinosa      "thorn skeletonweed" 664 ft. N
11704 Potentilla biennis      "biennial cinquefoil" 664 ft. N
11697 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" 664 ft. N
11699 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 664 ft. N
11698 Sambucus caerulea     664 ft. N
11705 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 664 ft. N
11702 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 664 ft. N


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Willow Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 1.7 mi. S 5745  Pilot Peak 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 2.1 mi. S   Pilot Peak 
Willow Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5036  Miners Canyon 
Pilot Peak Mining District (Civil) Elko County, NV 2 mi. W 10614  Pilot Peak 
Pilot Peak (Summit) Elko County, NV 2 mi. W 10614  Pilot Peak 
Miners Spring (Spring) Elko County, NV 2.9 mi. SW 6408  Miners Canyon 
Miners Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 3.8 mi. S   Miners Canyon 
Pilot Range (Range) Box Elder County, UT 4.8 mi. N 8088  Pilot Peak 
Donner Spring (Spring) Box Elder County, UT 3.7 mi. E 4272  Crater Island SW 
Debbs Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 4.5 mi. N   Pilot Peak 
Halls Meadow (Flat) Tooele County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4259  Miners Canyon 
McCuistion Springs (Spring) Elko County, NV 4.4 mi. NW 5601  Pilot Peak 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Elko County, NV 4.6 mi. NW   Pilot Peak 
Bettridge Creek (Stream) Box Elder County, UT 4.3 mi. NE   Pilot Peak 


Taxon Links for species Oenothera elata  Kunth

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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