Saturday, February 10, 2018

Camissoniopsis hirtella (Hairy Suncup)

5/2/05 Kyle Court, La Cresta, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Hairy Suncup

SPECIES: Camissoniopsis hirtella

FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)


LOCATION: Kyle Court, La Cresta, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual, rosetted; hairs spreading, in inflorescence generally also glandular. 

Stem: ascending, < 60 cm. 

Leaf: 10--80 mm; cauline narrowly ovate to ovate, minutely dentate, +- sessile. 

Flower: hypanthium 1--3 mm; sepals 2.5--6 mm; petals 2--9 mm, basal spots 0. Fruit: 13--20 mm, 0.7--0.9 mm wide, cylindric, generally 1--2-coiled. 

Seed: 0.7--0.8 mm. 

Ecology: Open shrubby slopes, especially in burns; 

Elevation: < 2300 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: NW, SN, CW, SW; 

Distribution Outside California: northern and central Baja California. 

Flowering Time: Mar--Aug 

Note: Self-pollinated. Rarely hybridizes with Camissoniopsis ignota

Synonyms: Camissonia hirtella (Greene) P.H. Raven; Oenothera hirtella Greene; Oenothera micrantha Hornem. ex Spreng. var. jonesii Munz; 

eFlora Treatment Author: Warren L. Wagner

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