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Clarkia purpurea (Winecup clarkia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Clarkia purpurea

Clarkia purpurea (W. Curtis) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.

Winecup Clarkia

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)


USDA Symbol: CLPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , OR , PA , WA


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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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