Clarkia pulchella Pursh
Deerhorn clarkia, Beautiful clarkia, Ragged robin, Pink fairies
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: CLPU
In Clarkia pulchella, the middle lobe of each petal is twice as wide as the side lobes; it is found from southern British Columbia to southeastern Oregon and east to western Montana. This plant is a member of the evening-primrose family (family Onagraceae), which includes mainly herbs, rarely shrubs or trees with often showy flowers borne singly, in racemes or spikes, or in branched clusters.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Clarkia pulchella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Clarkia pulchella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Clarkia pulchella
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff