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Calylophus lavandulifolius
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Scientific classification

Oenothera lavandulifolia Torr. & A.Gray

Calylophus lavandulifolius (lavender leaf sundrops, formerly Oenothera lavandulifolia) is a low-growing perennial plant in the evening primrose family found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.

Inflorescence and fruit

From May to July it blooms with striking yellow flowers that fade to shades of orange or lavender as the flower dries up.

Habitat and range

It grows in blackbrush scrub and mixed desert shrub up into pinyon juniper woodland and ponderosa pine forest communities, as far north as South Dakota, and up to 8,500 feet (2,600 m) in elevation in the southwest.

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