Very fuzzy stems; 5 inches; 6 petals and multiple stamen
West-facing slope, high marsh trail
On edge of plot in transition zone from serpentine to grassland.
Platystemon is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the poppy family containing the single species Platystemon californicus, which is known by the common name creamcups. It is native to Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah and Baja California, and is found in open grasslands and sandy soils.