Camissonia campestris

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Camissonia campestris
Camissonia campestris (field suncup).jpg
Camissonia campestris near Gorman, California
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Camissonia
Species:
C. campestris
Binomial name
Camissonia campestris

Camissonia campestris (field primrose,[1]:238 Mojave sun cup,[1]:238 or Mojave suncup), is a flowering plant in the family Onagraceae, native to the Mojave Desert of the United States. It grows mostly on open, sandy flats, occurring from sea level to 2,000 m in the western and central part of the desert.

It is an annual plant growing to 5–25 cm tall (rarely to 50 cm tall). The leaves are linear, 0.5–3 cm long, with a finely serrated margin. The flowers have four petals 5–15 mm long, yellow with a red spot at the base, fading orange to reddish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Pam MacKay, 2nd ed., 2013, ISBN 978-0-7627-8033-4