Latin name: Tetrapteron palmeri (S. Watson) W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Pronunciation: tet-TRAP-ter-on PALM-er-eye
Common name: Palmer's sun cup
Family: Onagraceae (Evening primrose)
Habitat: Dry open places to 4000', creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, Barstow to western Kern Co.
Blooming period: April to May
Name derivations: 1) Tetrapteron 2) palmeri
Formerly Camissonia palmeri