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Camissonia subacaulis (Pursh) P.H. Raven
diffuseflower evening primrose

General Information
Symbol: CASU18
Group: Dicot
Family: Onagraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Alpine Co. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Mono Co., Buchman Flat. June 25, 2005. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
JUSU6 Jussiaea subacaulis Pursh
OEHE Oenothera heterantha Nutt.
OESU Oenothera subacaulis (Pursh) Garrett
TASU3 Taraxia subacaulis (Pursh) Rydb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Genus Camissonia Link – suncup
Species Camissonia subacaulis (Pursh) P.H. Raven – diffuseflower evening primrose

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


TASU3  Taraxia subacaulis (Pursh) Rydb.

North America
Arid West FACW
Great Plains FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover