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Camissonia tanacetifolia (Tansy-leaf evening-primrose)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Camissonia tanacetifolia

Camissonia tanacetifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) P.H. Raven

Tansy-leaf Evening-primrose, Tansyleaf evening-primrose

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

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USDA Symbol: CATA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A dandelion-like rosette of jagged-edged leaves and bright yellow flowers with 4 broad petals.

This is representative of several low, yellow-flowered evening primroses without stems. The root of this plant branches beneath the ground, and the plants form patches on the surface. It was previously placed in the big genus Oenothera, but the knob at the end of the style indicates it belongs in Camissonia.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Eastern Washington south through Sierra Nevada and east to Idaho and Montana.
Native Habitat: Soil moist in spring but drying by summer, from sagebrush plains to pine forests.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Camissonia tanacetifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Camissonia tanacetifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Camissonia tanacetifolia

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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