Camissoniopsis bistorta

California sun cup

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   5,040,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Camissoniopsis bistorta

Common Name:California sun cup

Camissoniopsis bistorta, a dicot, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Kern, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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