Pale Yellow Cups

Common Names:
Pale Yellow Cups
Scientific name:
Chylismia brevipes ssp. pallidula
Camissonia brevipes ssp. pallidula, Oenothera brevipes ssp. pallidula
Elevation range:
590 to 3775 ft
Flowering Months:
March, April, May
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual, Perennial
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran

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Pale Yellow Cups in the desert

Chylismia brevipes ssp. pallidula is an annual herb with reddish stems and pale yellow cup-shaped flowers. Leaves are ovate. All herbage on this plant is covered in soft hair.  Death Valley National Park | March 26, 2013