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Mosquin's Clarkia
(Clarkia mosquinii )

Mosquin's Clarkia; Photo Copyright 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo Copyright 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor

Description: Annual, 15 to 40 inches (0.4 to l m) tall.  Leaves are linear-lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, blade 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) long with .5 to over 1 inch (1 to 3 cm) long petiole.  Infloresence with 4 or more buds along straight portion between the open flowers and arching tip.  Buds pendent and tapered.  Flowers lavender-purple and often reddish purple-spotted, with four petals having a narrow stalk-like base, 1/2 to 3/4 inches (13 to 19 mm) long.

Distribution: Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills, NE Butte County, at elevations of 610 to 1640 feet (185 to 500 m).

Habitat: Dry, rocy places, natural openings and road cut banks, within oakd and conifer woodlands.

Flowering Period: Late June through August.

Similar Plants: C. rhomboidea, C. mildrediae, C. stellata

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Redding

Last updated: 08-05-2010