Clarkia

(redirected from clarkias)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Clarkia

 

a genus of herbaceous plants of the family Onagraceae. It is very closely related to the genus Godetia and is often united with it. There are approximately ten species in western North America. These unhardy, showy-flowered annuals, primarily C. unguiculata, C. elegans, and C. pulchella, are used as ornamentals. Many forms and varieties of Clarkia are known; they have either single or double flowers and are distinguished by their color (white, pink, lilac, or red-purple) and height.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
SOW hardy annuals like Shirley poppies, Californian poppies (Escholtzia) and clarkias where they are to flower.
California poppies and clarkias, nemophila (5-spot or baby blue eyes) and phacelia are some of the annuals that will blaze into color shortly, too.
drummondii), bachelor's buttons, calendulas, California desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia), California poppies, clarkias, Johnny-jump-ups, larkspurs, love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), moss roses, Shirley poppies, snapdragons, sweet alyssums, and wallflowers.
The California poppies I seeded on my hillside are releasing their little blue-green sprouts and the seeded clarkias in the little field areas have begun their journey to adulthood when they'll show off their multihued pink flowers.
Later in spring, bright pink and red clarkias, several types of lupines and shimmering white Matilija poppies bloom among soft green mounds of native grasses, offering a more subdued but still appealing effect.
Aside from the pools, Yahi's attractions include a remarkable number of brodiaea species-plus lupines, clarkias, foothill and ftying-pan poppies, Chinese houses, bird's-eye gilia, shooting stars, delphinium, lomatium, and tarweed, as well as buttercup, monkey flower, and linanthus species.
Clarkias are wonderful native annuals that everyone should try because they come up so easily from seed.
The bloom sequence starts in late winter with milkmaids and shooting stars and progresses through a multicolored myriad of species to the pink lewisias of midseason and the wild phlox and clarkias of May.