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Lassen Clarkia
Clarkia lassenensis
  


About Lassen Clarkia (Clarkia lassenensis) Clarkia lassenensis is a species of wildflower known by the common name Lassen clarkia. This plant is native to the US states of California, Oregon, and Nevada, where it grows in the mountains and forested plateau. The plant erects a spindly stem and bears sparse narrow leaves. The bowl-shaped flower has four lavender petals with reddish bases, each about one centimeter long. The flower is a resident of Mount Lassen, from which it gets its name.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
3 ft (0.9 m)

Flower Color
Pink, Lavender, Red

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
722' - 7115'

Annual Precip. ?
12.6" - 82.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.53" - 2.12"

Coldest Month ?
29.8° F - 50.4° F

Hottest Month ?
55.7° F - 75.2° F

Humidity ?
0.37 vpd - 25.02 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Lassen Godetia, Mt. Lassen Clarkia, Mt. Lassen Fairyfan



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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