Taxon  Report   1447    
Camissonia pusilla  P. H. Raven
Little wiry sun cup,  Raven s primrose
Camissonia pusilla
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Camissonia pusilla
© 2008 Steve Matson
Camissonia pusilla
© 2015 John Doyen
Camissonia pusilla, 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 pusilla
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Camissonia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Oenothera contorta var. flexuosa
More information about  Camissonia pusilla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 16, 2019).