CPC Plant Profile: San Clemente Island Evening-primrose
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San Clemente Island Evening-primrose (Camissonia guadalupensis ssp. clementina)

Photo Credit: ©2011 Neal Kramer
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 132302
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/23/2021

Endemic to San Clemente Island (CA), Camissonia guadalupensis ssp. clementina can only be found along the island’s coastal sand dunes. Though there are no immediate threats occurring against this basal rosette, its habitat preferences are as vulnerable as they are limited, therefore being classified as a Vulnerable species. This is an annual species that grows low to the ground and produces bright yellow flowers in the early summer. The San Clemente Island Evening Primrose can also be recognized by its fuzzy, red-outlined leaves and fuzzy red stems.    

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Taxon Camissonia guadalupensis ssp. clementina
Authority (Raven) Raven
Family Onagraceae
CPC Number 714
ITIS 27510
Common Names San Clemente Island Evening-Primrose | Clementine suncup
Associated Scientific Names Camissoniopsis guadalupensis ssp. clementina | Camissonia guadalupensis ssp. clementina | Oenothera guadalupensis | Oenothera guadalupensis ssp. clementina
Distribution C.g.ssp.clementina is endemic to San Clemente Island off the Los Angeles, CA. 
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2

On San Clemente Island, this species grow in coastal sand dunes that can only be found on the west side of the island. 

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