California Sun Cup

Common Names:
California Sun Cup
Scientific name:
Camissoniopsis bistorta
Elevation range:
<6,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
March, April, May, June
Height | Length:
< 31 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

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California Sun Cup in the desert

Camissoniopsis bistorta grows to a height of 2 1/2 feet with red-dotted yellow flowers at the top. Palm Springs, CA | March 7, 2016  

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California Sun Cup in the desert

Camissoniopsis bistorta growing next to a large granite boulder. Palm Springs, CA | March 2016   

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California Sun Cup in the desert

Camissoniopsis bistorta leaves are lance-shaped to ovate and form as a basal rosette rising along the stem. Palm Springs, CA | March 7, 2016