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Clarkia imbricata (Vine hill clarkia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Clarkia imbricata

Clarkia imbricata F.H. Lewis & M.E. Lewis

Vine Hill Clarkia

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


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.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q0FO
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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