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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Clarkia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Clarkia purpurea (Curtis) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
Stem: decumbent to erect, < 1 m, glabrous, to densely puberulent (some hairs longer), glaucous or not. Leaf: petiole 0--2 mm; blade 1.5--7 cm, linear or narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic or ovate. Inflorescence: axis in bud straight; buds erect. Flower: hypanthium 2--10 mm, not conspicuously veined; sepals staying fused in 2s or all coming free; corolla bowl-shaped, petals fan-shaped, obovate or elliptic, lavender or pale pink to purple or dark wine-red, often with red or purple spot near middle or proximally or distally; stamens 8, anthers alike; ovary 8-grooved, length < 8 × width. Fruit: 1--3 cm; beak 0--2 mm. Chromosomes: n=26.
Note: Subspecies intergrade extensively. Other subspecies to Washington, Arizona, Baja California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Harlan Lewis
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Clarkia prostrata
Next taxon: Clarkia purpurea subsp. purpurea
Citation for this treatment: Harlan Lewis 2017. Clarkia purpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19592, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.