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Beach Evening Primrose (Camissonia cheiranthifolia)

Plant: This attractive perennial plant can form dense mats above the tide line on sandy beaches and serves as an important dune stabilizer when undisturbed.
Flowers: The bright yellow flowers have 4 petals, ½ to one inch long. The capsules are 4-angled, covered with hairs and coiled when mature.
Stem and Leaf: Several prostate stems 1-1/2 to 2 feet long radiate from central root. Leaves are gray-green and covered with densely matted, silvery hairs.