Calflora
Taxon  Report   11450    
Camissoniopsis confusa  (P.H. Raven) W.L. Wagner & Hoch
San bernardino sun cup
Camissoniopsis confusa
© 2018 Keir Morse
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Camissoniopsis confusa
© 2018 Keir Morse
Camissoniopsis confusa
© 2018 Keir Morse
Camissoniopsis confusa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Camissoniopsis confusa
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Camissoniopsis:  from the generic name Camissonia and the Greek opsis, "aspect, view, appearance," thus meaning "having the appearance of Camissonia." Camissonia was named for Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), who was a botanist on the ship Rurik which visited California in 1816, and who named the California poppy for his friend Dr. Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz. [In return, Eschscholtz named a variety of plants, including the genus Camissonia, after Chamisso.] (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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