Camissonia cheiranthifolia

Beach Evening Primrose

Densely hairy, prostrate to upright stems from rosette of leaves. Leaves gray, narrowly oval to egg-shaped, with tiny teeth. Flowers solitary along elongating stems in leaf axils. Flowers small, nodding, 4 petals, yellow fading reddish, sometimes with 2 red dots at base. Seedpods with 4 angles, usually coiled halfway to all the way around. Grows on coastal dunes, sandy beaches.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Under 24 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
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  • Native: Yes