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Camissonia californica (California suncup)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Camissonia californica

Camissonia californica (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) P.H. Raven

California Suncup

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Eulobus californicus, Oenothera californica, Oenothera leptocarpa

USDA Symbol: CACA32

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec



Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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