(Clarkia biloba ssp. australis )
Photo Copyright 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Description: An annual herb with erect stems less than 40 inches (1 meter) in height. Leaves are narrow-lanceolate in shape. Buds pendent. Flowers have bilobed petals that are bright pink to magenta, length generally 1.5 times width.
Distribution: This species is known only from Mariposa County, mostly from the Merced River drainage. BLM manages extensive habitat, notably in the Merced River canyon.
Habitat: Found in chaparral and foothill woodland on serpentine rock or not, at less than 2700 feet (1000 m).
Flowering Period: May-July
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B