Shockley's Evening-Primrose

Camissonia heterochroma

Color: Lavender

Common name: Shockley's Evening-primrose
Latin name: Camissonia heterochroma

Height: 4-40 inches tall
Description: Petals 2–6 mm, lavender, bases generally yellow, lavender-dotted. Glandular-hairy (a small, usually spheric body on the tip of the hair that exudes a sticky substance.)
Leaf: Generally at or the near the base of plant, < 70 mm, ovate; base generally heart-shaped.
Range: East of Sierra Nevada, n Desert Mountains (Grapevine Mtns)
Habitat: Alluvial slopes, rock slides, creosote-bush scrub to pinyon/juniper woodland.
Elevation: 600–2100 m.
Flowering time: May–Jun

Notes: Photographed August 14, 2005 in Chidago Canyon, near Fish Slough, north of Bishop, Mono County, Calif. A dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. Distribution outside California: Nevada.

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