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Camissonia integrifolia

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Species Name: Camissonia integrifolia
Common Name: Kern River Evening Primrose

The rare and endangered plant. Self-pollinated. Probably derived from C. strigulosa; now forms sterile hybrids where the two co-occur.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 6 -10 in H x 1' 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: 2,300' to 3,300'
Flower Season: June to August
Flower Color: Yellow fading reddish, bases red-dotted
Endangered?: 1B.3
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada Foothills (Kern River area, Kern Co.)
Natural Habitat: UNCOMMON. Generally sagebrush slopes

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