Taxon  Report   1439    
Camissonia ovata  (Torr. & A. Gray) P. H. Raven  
(no longer an active name)
Sun cup
Camissonia ovata
© Gerald and Buff Corsi2000 California Academy of Sciences
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Camissonia ovata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Camissonia ovata
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Camissonia
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Taraxia ovata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Oenothera ovata
NOTE: Camissonia ovata is no longer an active name.
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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: Dec 15, 2018).