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Camissonia cheiranthifolia (Beach suncup)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Camissonia cheiranthifolia

Camissonia cheiranthifolia (Hornem. ex Spreng.) Raimann

Beach Suncup, Beach Primrose

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACH13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Leafy stems lying on sand, radiating from a central rosette of grayish leaves, with bright yellow flowers facing upward near ends.

The large knob on the end of the style, as well as several technical characteristics, shows that this is a fairly close relative of Desert Primrose (C. brevipes).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Obovate , Ovate
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon south along Pacific Coast to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Beach sands.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed 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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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