Eremothera boothii, Woody Bottle-Washer
Scientific Name: Eremothera (Camissonia) boothii
Common Name: Woody Bottle-washer
Also Called: Booth Evening Primrose, Booth's Evening-primrose, Booth's Suncup
Family: Onagraceae, Evening Primrose Family
Synonyms: (Camissonia boothii, Oenothera boothii)
Size: Up to 16 inches more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; plants mostly plus or minus red; plants highly variable across its range; rosette generally well developed; pubescence minutely strigose, some glandular; stems erect
Leaves: Green, with dark green spots or blotches; highly variable across its range; shape narrowly elliptic or narrowly ovate.
Flower Color: White with some red; nodding flowering stalks; cylindric fruits.
Flowering Season: February August.
Elevation: 200 to 7,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Habitat preferences highly variable; sandy flats, washes, steep loose slopes, desert-scrub, Creosote Bush communities, Sagebrush communities, Joshua-tree and pinyon/juniper woodland communities.
Recorded Range: Woody Bottle-washer is found in the far western United States in AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Eremothera boothii.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Using SEINet species list for Eremothera in the Southwestern United States: Arizona has 3 species of Eremothera, California has 4 species, Nevada has 5 species, New Mexico has 2 species, Texas has 1 species, Utah has 5 species. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
There are 6 sub-species in Camissonia boothii (=Eremothera boothii):
Camissonia boothii ssp. alyssoides; Alyssum Evening Primrose, (AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT);
Camissonia boothii ssp. boothii; Booth's Suncup, (AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT);
Camissonia boothii ssp. condensata; Shredding Suncup, (AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT);
Camissonia boothii ssp. decorticans; Shredding Suncup, (AZ, CA, NV, UT);
Camissonia boothii ssp. desertorum ; Desert Suncup, (AZ, CA);
Camissonia boothii ssp. intermedia; Booth's Evening Primrose, (CA, NV).
Comments: Eremothera boothii has 6 sub-species making it highly variable across its large western United States range.