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Beaked Clarkia
Clarkia rostrata
About Beaked Clarkia (Clarkia rostrata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Clarkia rostrata is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common name beaked clarkia. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills around the Merced River. This annual herb grows erect to about half a meter in maximum height. The lance-shaped leaves are up to about 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence bears opening flowers below closed, hanging flower buds. The reddish or purplish sepals stay fused together as the flower opens from one side. The fan-shaped petals are lavender-pink, lightening to nearly white at the bases, where it turns reddish purple. There are 8 stamens, some tipped with large lavender anthers and some with smaller, paler anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Purple, Lavender, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 3 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.1" - 34.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 0.64", Coldest Month: 45.0" - 49.6", Hottest Month: 71.6" - 75.5", Humidity: 2.17" - 23.39", Elevation: 173" - 2316"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Beaked 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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