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About Temblor Range Clarkia (Clarkia tembloriensis) Clarkia tembloriensis is a rare species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family, known by the common name Temblor Range clarkia. The wildflower is endemic to California, where it is native to the San Joaquin Valley, and into the adjacent Inner South California Coast Ranges on its west, including the namesake Temblor Range, and occasionally into the Sierra Nevada foothills on its southeast. It is found in chaparral scrub and grassland habitats, at 100-500 metres (330-1,640 ft) in elevation. Clarkia tembloriensis is an erect annual herb exceeding 0. 5 metres (1. 6 ft) in maximum height. The lance-shaped leaves are gray-green in color and waxy, reaching 7 centimeters long. The inflorescence has open flowers and hanging closed buds. The fuzzy greenish sepals stay fused together as the petals bloom from one side. The herbage may be tinted with red. The flower petals have diamond-shaped blades at the end of long claws. They are pinkish-lavender, sometimes with a large purple spot near the base. There are 8 stamens, some with large red or purple anthers and some with smaller, paler anthers. Subspecies. Hybrids between subspecies have low fertility. The two current subspecies are: Clarkia tembloriensis ssp. calientensis - Vasek's clarkia - found at only three sites near Caliente Creek in the Caliente Hills, at ~500 feet (150 m) in an ecotone of the Sierra Nevada foothills and San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County. The most rare of the subspecies, it is considered vulnerable to extinction with such small populations located on privately owned land. Clarkia tembloriensis ssp. tembloriensis (syn: Clarkia tembloriensis subsp. longistyla) - Temblor Range clarkia - distribution along the western San Joaquin Valley into the eastern Inner South California Coast Ranges, from the Diablo Range to the Temblor Range and Carrizo Plain areas.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
Pink

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
428' - 2987'

Annual Precip. ?
6.4" - 18.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 0.49"

Coldest Month ?
41.8° F - 51.9° F

Hottest Month ?
70.0° F - 78.9° F

Humidity ?
0.91 vpd - 28.03 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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