Onagraceae
Camissonia subacaulis

Northern Suncup

Prostrate, with leaf rosette. Leaves lance-shaped, irregularly lobed or entire, with winged petiole somewhat or mostly below soil, up to 5 in. long. Erect flower sessile, with a long tube that looks like a stem, 4 separated sepals supporting 4 longer, notched, yellow petals. Seed capsule oblong to nearly round, forms underground. Grows in vernal-wet meadows, woods with clay soils, bogs, at 1600–8500 ft. Subacaulis means "not much stem," referring to the stemless flower.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Prostrate
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, East-Side Forest, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes