Clarkia amoena ssp. amoena

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Clarkia amoena
Clarkia amoena
Clarkia amoena
Clarkia amoena

Species Name: Clarkia amoena ssp. amoena
Common Name: Farewell-to-Spring

One of the last wildflowers to bloom. Petal colors vary from flower to flower. generally white to pink with a deep red to purple spot. Very showy annual.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 1'-2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Dry to semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: NA
Flower Season: Mid-late spring
Flower Color: White to pink to pale purple.
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Klamath Ranges, Outer North Coast Ranges, n San Francisco Bay Area
Natural Habitat: Generally open, drying places to 2200'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.