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Hill Sun Cup
Tetrapteron graciliflorum
About Hill Sun Cup (Tetrapteron graciliflorum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Tetrapteron graciliflorum is a species of evening primrose known by the common name hill suncup. It is native to Oregon and California, where it grows in several habitat types, often on clay soils. It is an annual herb generally with no stem but producing an upright, nodding inflorescence. There is a cluster of narrow leaves each one to ten centimeters long. The flowers have bright yellow petals one half to two centimeters long. The fruit is a leathery capsule less than a centimeter in length with four chambers containing bumpy brown seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.8" - 75.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 1.98", Coldest Month: 24.6" - 52.6", Hottest Month: 45.5" - 78.5", Humidity: 0.83" - 29.30", Elevation: 40" - 11310"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Camissonia graciliflora,Oenothera graciliflora
Common Names: Hill Suncup, Slenderflower 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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