Clarkia purpurea (W. Curtis) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: CLPU2
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , OR , PA , WA
BenefitUse Food: Indigenous Californians sowed Clarkia species and harvested the seeds to grind for food.
Conspicuous 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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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
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Clarkia purpurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Clarkia purpurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Clarkia purpurea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff