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Camissonia bistorta

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Camissonia bistorta
Camissonia bistorta

Species Name: Camissonia bistorta
Common Name: California sun cup

Annual or short-lived perennial. Nice spot color.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Annual or short-lived Perennial
Height by Width: 6in- 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southwestern California
Natural Habitat: Sandy fields near coast or clay soils in grasslands to openings in coastal-sage scrub or chaparral

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