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Long-capsule Suncup
Eremothera chamaenerioides
About Long-capsule Suncup (Eremothera chamaenerioides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eremothera chamaenerioides is a species of evening primrose known by the common name long-capsule suncup. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows especially in desert regions. It is an annual herb producing an erect, hairy, glandular stem which is reddish in color and up to half a meter tall. The leaves are lance-shaped or oval and up to 7 or 8 centimters long. The nodding inflorescence produces several flowers, each with white petals a few millimeters long and drying to dull red. The fruit is a capsule 3 to 5 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.26 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Red

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.7" - 25.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.61" - 2.77", Coldest Month: 33.4" - 62.6", Hottest Month: 62.1" - 88.3", Humidity: 2.16" - 40.55", Elevation: 331" - 6456"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Longcapsule Suncup, Willowherb Suncup

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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