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Santa Lucia Suncup Back to Plant Page
Camissoniopsis luciae
  

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About Santa Lucia Suncup (Camissoniopsis luciae) Camissoniopsis luciae is a species of evening primrose known by the common name Santa Lucia suncup. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the mountains of the Central Coast, mainly in chaparral habitat. It is a hairy annual herb producing an erect stem up to half a meter tall from a basal rosette. The hairy leaves have lightly toothed edges and are up to about 5 centimeters long. The nodding inflorescence produces flowers with yellow petals a few millimeters long with red markings near the bases. The fruit is a straight or coiling capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
Yellow

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Camissonia luciae


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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