Heartleaf Sun Cup
Heartleaf Evening Primrose

Camissonia cardiophylla ssp. robusta


Color: Yellow

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.)

Leaves of Heartleaf Sun cup

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