(Clarkia mosquinii )
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