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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. cheiranthifolia (Hornem. ex Spreng.) Raimann
Beach evening-primrose, Beach suncup
Synonyms: Oenothera spiralis
USDA Symbol: CACHC
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Several prostrate, wiry stems radiate from a central rosette forming a dense mat up to 3 ft. wide. The plant is gray-green throughout. Tubular, four-petaled flowers occur mostly from leaf axils are are bright yellow.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
CA , OR Native Distribution:
Coastal areas of CA & OR Native Habitat:
Sandy beaches & dunes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagated from seed, though germination is often poor.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff