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Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieri (Berlandier's sundrops)
Anderson, Wynn

Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieri

Calylophus berlandieri Spach ssp. berlandieri

Berlandier's Sundrops, Drummond Sundrops, Square-bud Primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Calylophus drummondianus ssp. berlandieri, Oenothera serrulata ssp. drummondii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall, plant more or less bushy.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: CO , KS , LA , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Low hills on sandy, gravelly, and limestone soils in relatively dry grassy prairies.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0530 Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calylophus berlandieri ssp. berlandieri


Record Modified: 2021-10-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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