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Sandysoil Suncup
Camissonia strigulosa
About Sandysoil Suncup (Camissonia strigulosa) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Camissonia strigulosa is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common name sandysoil suncup. The plant is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in sandy areas, such as beaches, mountain sandbars, and the Mojave Desert. Camissonia strigulosa is an annual herb with a tough, slender, hairy stem which may grow erect or lie along the sand. It approaches 50 centimeters in maximum length and is lined with small, thin green to red linear leaves with tiny bumpy teeth along the edges. The flower has four yellow petals a few millimeters long which may have red spots near the bases. The fruit is a long, very thin podlike capsule containing tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Red

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 56.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.95", Coldest Month: 33.0" - 56.8", Hottest Month: 58.2" - 87.2", Humidity: 0.40" - 38.27", Elevation: -245" - 6798"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sandy-soil 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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