Clarkia amoena


Stem erect to decumbent, branched or unbranched. Leaves alternate, linear, 1–3 in. long, entire. Buds held erect. Flowers cup-shaped, pale pink to deep wine red, petals round to fan-shaped, often with red spot in center. Grows in seaside bluffs, open drying soils, at low to mid elevations. Amoena means "charming," an apt name for this plant.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Olympic Np, West Gorge, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes