Onagraceae
Clarkia rhomboidea

Common Clarkia

Stem decumbent to erect, with bent tip. Leaf lance- to egg-shaped, 1/2–1 1/2 in. long. Flower buds hang down. Flowers lavender-pink with darker marks or stains; petals diamond-shaped, with 2 rounded protrusions near base; pollen blue-gray. Grows in pine forests, dry woodlands, open areas, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 8--22 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Disturbed, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: East Gorge, Siskiyous, Wallowas, Steens, Great Basin, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes