Calylophus lavandulifolius (Torr. & A. Gray) P.H. Raven
Lavendar-leaf sundrops, Lavender-leaf primrose, Lavenderleaf sundrops
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Calylophus hartwegii ssp. lavandulifolius, Calylophus hartwegii var. lavandulifolius, Galpinsia lavandulifolia, Oenothera lavandulifolia, Oenothera lavandulifolia var. glandulosa, Oenothera lavandulifolia var. typica
USDA Symbol: cala38
Lavender-leaf sundrops is a low, mound-forming perennial, 8 in. tall by 10 in. wide. Stems and leaves are grayish with a dense velvety pubescence. Spectacular in bloom, the plants 2-2 1/2 in. wide flowers are clear yellow, each with four, fringed petals.
Lavender-leaf Sundrops flowers in flushes every 4-5 weeks throughout its bloom period.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: S.e. WY & extreme s.w. SD, s. to n. AZ & n. & w. TX
Native Habitat: Dry, open, rocky slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Gravelly, well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Lavender-leaf primrose will flower in flushes every 4-5 weeks throughout its entire bloom period. Little supplemental watering is necessary if new plants are established early in the season.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Calylophus lavandulifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calylophus lavandulifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff