Chylismia claviformis subsp. peeblesii (Munz) W.L. Wagner & Hoch (redirected from: Camissonia claviformis subsp. peeblesii)
Family: Onagraceae
Peebles' browneyes
[Camissonia claviformis subsp. peeblesii (Munz) Raven,  more]
Chylismia claviformis subsp. peeblesii image
Sue Carnahan  
Wiggins 1964, Felger 2000, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Small annual with stems several, erect or ascending, unbranched from base 15-50 cm tall; covered in translucent glandular hairs .1 mm, sparse to moderately dense, appressed; strigose new growth to glabrate older stems. Leaves: Thick, chiefly basal, simple and irregularly dentate to deeply pinnatifid; drying dark green or dark bluish green, .6-3 cm wide, 2-8 cm long; basal leaves often withering by time of flowering and fruiting. Flowers: Raceme to 25 cm long, only a few flowers open at a time, vespertine; sepals with caudate or apiculate tips project from end of sepal, or tips absent; petals white, pink with age, drying pale purple, obovate to nearly orbicular. Fruits: Capsule clavate over 2 mm in diameter, 12-30 mm long, curved, ascending; on pedicel 8-25 mm long. Ecology: Found in washes and open desert, especially in sandy soils below 3,500 ft (1067 m); flowers March-June. Notes: Type specimen collected near Casa Grande. Ethnobotany: Leaves were used as greens. Etymology: Camissonia is named for Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), a German botanist, while claviformis is from Latin for club-shaped, a reference to the capsules. Synonyms: Oenothera claviformis subsp. peeblesii, Oenothera claviformis var. peeblesii Editor: SBuckley, 2010