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Clarkia rubicunda (Ruby chalice clarkia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Clarkia rubicunda

Clarkia rubicunda (Lindl.) F.H. Lewis & M.E. Lewis

Ruby Chalice Clarkia

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Clarkia rubicunda ssp. blasdalei


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun


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

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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