Taxon  Report   1433    
Camissonia lacustris  P. H. Raven
Grassland suncup,  Lakebed sun cup
Camissonia lacustris
© 2010 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
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Camissonia lacustris
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Camissonia lacustris
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Camissonia lacustris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Camissonia lacustris
© 2010 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
Genus: Camissonia
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Oenothera cruciata
ICPN: Oenothera dentata
More information about  Camissonia lacustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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