Carpenteria californica
Common name: 
Bush Anemone
Pronunciation: 
kar-pen-TER-ree-uh kal-i-FORN-i-k
Family: 
Saxifragaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, slowly to 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m), stem bark grayish, peeling as thin, wide sheets.  Leaves 5–10 cm long and 1–2.5 cm wide, narrowly elliptic, leathery, margin generally rolled under, or entire or toothed, green above, whitish below.  Flowers at terminal, 3–6 cm wide, fragrant, 5-8 white petals, 15–25 mm, many yellow stamen; (white flowers with yellow centers, anemone like).
  • Sun or some shade, ordinary garden conditions.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8    Native range endemic (limited) to California, common in the Sierra Nevada foothills on dry rocky ridges between 1500-4000 ft (450-1200 m).
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of McNary Dining Center.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

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    flowers

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    flower

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    leaves

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    leaf

  • after petal fall, developing fruit

    after petal fall, developing fruit