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Camissonia ovata (Goldeneggs)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Camissonia ovata

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

Goldeneggs, Sun Cups

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Oenothera ovata

USDA Symbol: CAOV4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun




Use Food: Young leaves consumed by the Ohlone.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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


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

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