Taxon  Report   12085    
Taraxia ovata  (Nutt.) Small
Goldeneggs,  Sun cup
Taraxia ovata
© 2013 Annette Anzalone
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Taraxia ovata
© 2017 Michelle Bosch
Taraxia ovata
© 2018 Hunter Breck
Taraxia 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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Taraxia ovata
© 2015 James Gonsman
Genus: Taraxia
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Camissonia ovata
ICPN: Oenothera ovata
More information about  Taraxia ovata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 19, 2019).