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Camissonia micrantha (Miniature suncup)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Camissonia micrantha

Camissonia micrantha (Hornem. ex Spreng.) P.H. Raven

Miniature Suncup

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Oenothera micrantha

USDA Symbol: CAMI22

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems usually decumbent, rarely with 1 erect, up to about 2 feet long.
Fruit: Cylindric capsule, often 3-coiled.

Bloom Information

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



Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
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 micrantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Camissonia micrantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Camissonia micrantha


Record Modified: 2022-10-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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