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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the contorted-pod evening-primrose (Camissonia contorta) in Canada

Special Significance of the Species

Hitchcock and Cronquist (1961) mention the horticultural potential of several large-flowered species in the genus Camissonia. Species such as C. contorta, which bear inconspicuous flowers, have little horticultural interest.

No traditional knowledge, including First Nations use for crafts or for medicine, has been documented for Camissonia contorta or any other members of the genus(Goulet pers. com. 2004).