Taxon  Report   1386    
Camissonia benitensis  P. H. Raven
San benito evening primrose
Camissonia benitensis
© 2005 David A. Tharp
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Camissonia benitensis
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
Camissonia benitensis
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
Camissonia benitensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .

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Camissonia benitensis
© 2002 California Native Plant Society
Genus: Camissonia
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 6.1; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Camissonia benitensis
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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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).