Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Camissonia Boothii

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Camissonia Boothii
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The relatively large leaves of camissonia boothii (Booth's evening primrose) are greyish green, often with darker patches, while the flowers are small, formed of four white petals, and produced as a dense, elongated cluster. The plant is most widespread in Nevada, but its range extends into all adjacent states, at fairly low elevations. The alternate common names of woody bottle washer and desert lantern refer to the rigid skeleton that persists after the plant withers.

Other species in the onagraceae family


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