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Field Primrose
Camissonia campestris
About Field Primrose (Camissonia campestris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.9 - 9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange, Red

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 46.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.18", Coldest Month: 24.6" - 60.6", Hottest Month: 45.5" - 90.2", Humidity: 0.66" - 48.21", Elevation: -146" - 11310"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Grassland Suncup, Lakebed Sun Cups, Mojave Sun Cup, Mojave Suncup

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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