|Camissonia campestris near Gorman, California|
Camissonia campestris (field primrose,:238 Mojave sun cup,: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.
- Jepson Flora Project: Camissonia campestris
- Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Jon Mark Stewart, 1998, pg. 76
|This Myrtales article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|