Saturday, June 18, 2016

Eulobus californicus (California Suncup)

 4/27/03 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 5/18/01 Eaton Canyon Trail, Eaton Canyon Natural Area,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 4/3/05 Grotto Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains National 
Recreation Area, Ventura County, CA

4/3/05 Grotto Trail

 2/27/05 Henderson Canyon Road, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA

2/6/05 Shavers Valley, Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: California Suncup

SPECIES: Eulobus californicus

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)


LOCATION: Eaton Canyon Trail, Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem ascending to erect, 2–Annual, subglabrous (or leaves minutely strigose, inflorescence sparsely glandular-hairy); rosette well developed

Stem straight, slender, erect, 2–180 cm, ± glaucous or green

Leaves much reduced upward, < 300 mm, narrowly elliptic, irregularly and sharply pinnately lobed

Inflorescence: flowers widely spaced

Flower: hypanthium 0.6–1.5 mm, closed by fleshy disk; sepals 3.9–8 mm; petals 6–14 mm, yellow, base ± red-flecked

Fruit reflexed, 45–110 mm, cylindric (drying 4-angled), ± straight

Seeds in 1 row per chamber, 1.3–1.6 mm, olive with purple spots

Ecology: Open places in coastal-sage scrub, chaparral, desert scrub

Elevation: < 1300 m.

Bioregional distribution: s Outer North Coast Ranges (Sonoma Co.), San Joaquin Valley (Fresno Co.), South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California, Desert

Distribution outside California: sw Arizona, nw Mexico

Flowering time: Apr–Jun

Synonyms: Camissonia californica

Horticultural information: SUN, DRY, DRN: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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