Heartleaf Sun Cup
Heartleaf Evening Primrose
Camissonia cardiophylla ssp. robusta
Common name: Heartleaf sun cup, heartleaf evening primrose.
Latin name: Camissonia cardiophylla ssp. robusta
Description: 4 petals 7–11 mm, opening at dusk, flowers on stem dense, nodding.
Leaf: Heart-shaped with toothed edges and reddish veins.
Range: n Mojave Desert (Inyo Co.) mostly Panamint Mtn. to the Argus range, infrequent in Grapevine and Black Mtns.
Habitat: Sandy washes, slopes, rocky walls, creosote-bush scrub
Elevation: 0–1400 m.
Flowering time: Dec-Apr
Notes: Photographed December 25, 2005, mouth of Surprise Canyon, Panamint Mtns., Inyo County, Calif. A dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native and endemic (limited to California.)
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