Onagraceae
Camissonia andina

Obscure Evening Primrose

Erect, slender, with many branches, lower branches nearly leafless. Leaves many, clustered at stem tops, linear to oval, entire. Flowers sessile, above leaves, 4 yellow petals fading to red with age. Grows in sandy soils, where wet in spring, with sagebrush, juniper, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--6 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes