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Clarkia epilobioides (Canyon clarkia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Clarkia epilobioides

Clarkia epilobioides (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.

Canyon clarkia

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Godetia epilobioides

USDA Symbol: CLEP

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: pale cream aging to pink

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA

Benefit

Use Food: Indigenous Californians sowed Clarkia species and harvested the seeds to grind for food.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Clarkia epilobioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Clarkia epilobioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Clarkia epilobioides

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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