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Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. suffruticosa

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Species Name: Camissonia cheiranthifolia ssp. suffruticosa
Common Name: Beach Evening Primrose

Does best on coast; look for it in the sand dunes the next time you visit the beach. Forms carpets of yellow! Likes to reseed.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Height by Width: 6in. H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South Coast, Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Sandy slopes, flats, coastal dunes below 330'

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