Mustard Evening Primrose (Camissonia californica)

Family: Onagraceae

This species of Camissonia is not common in our area, but grows in abundance at a few locations in lower Hot Springs Canyon.

Below, an array of the tall, slender and budding Mustard Evening Primrose stalks, photographed on March 27, 2004. These wildflowers have very scattered distributions on our land, at this location in a small but steep wash flooded heavily in July rains.

The 4-petaled flowers distributed along these stalks are small but quite brilliantly colored in yellows and orange: