Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09963 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oenothera californica (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Greene
Common name   California suncup
Donna M. Barnes   3852  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 05 May 2004 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, ca. 25 miles E along dirt road to Bulldog Pass, [Mine Valley, along the Bulldog Pass Road, ca. 0.2 mile S of the junction with Apex Mine Road];
     Elev.: 4464 ft. (1361 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soil of dry wash; pinyon-juniper community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 3'  52" N, 113° 46'  22.8" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Camissonia californica (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Raven

     Eulobus californicus Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
     Oenothera californica (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Greene
     Oenothera leptocarpa Greene

Common Name(s): California primrose, California suncup.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27479, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Camissonia
                                        Species: Camissonia californica


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09963s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 11588c1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09464 Camissonia pterosperma      "wing-seed suncup" same section
09968 Cleome lutea      "yellow spiderflower" same section
09459 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" same section
09967 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
09461 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
09460 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
09965 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
09462 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" same section
09966 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
09457 Mimulus parryi      "annual redspot monkeyflower" same section
09456 Mimulus rubellus      "little redstem monkeyflower" same section
09343 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" same section
09465 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
09964 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
09458 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
09962 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" same section
17933 Ribes       "currant" 618 ft. S
10182 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" same section
09463 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" same section
17934 Symphoricarpos       "snowberry" 618 ft. S
09466 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 265 ft. W 4472  Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 1465 ft. N   Jarvis Peak 
Cave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. E 3819  White Hills 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 6411  Jarvis Peak 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SW 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. W 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Blakes Lambing Grounds (Area) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. SE 4098  White Hills 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 3452  White Hills 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Curley Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. E 3225  White Hills 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4 mi. NW 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 4.6 mi. S 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
White Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 4 mi. NE 3566  White Hills 


Taxon Links for species Oenothera californica  (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Greene

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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