Woody Bottle-Washer
Booth's Sun Cup

Camissonia boothii

Woody bottle-washer, Booth's Sun Cup

Color: White

Common name: Woody bottle-washer, Booth's Sun Cup

Latin name: Camissonia boothii


Description: Stem erect, 3–65 cm, peeling, flower opening at dusk; petals 3–7.5 mm, generally white (red) fading reddish.

Leaf: 20–100(130) mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or narrowly ovate.

Range: s Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, s San Joaquin Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Inner South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert

Habitat: Shrubby or open, dry areas, generally desert

Elevation: < 2400 m.

Flowering time: Mar-Jun

Notes: Photographed March 19, 2005, Mojave Desert, east of Daggett, San Bernardino 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: to Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, nw Mexico.

Woody bottle-washer, Booth's Sun Cup

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