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Diamond Clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea
About Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Clarkia rhomboidea is a species of wildflower known by the common names diamond clarkia and forest clarkia. This plant is native to western North America, where it is a common resident of varied forest and woodland habitats. This clarkia grows a spindly stem not exceeding a meter in height and occasional small leaves. The flower has four petals which are bright pink to lavender and often speckled with darker pink shades. The petals are diamond-shaped to spoon-shaped and one to one and a half centimeters long. There are eight stamens, each holding a large anther bearing blue-gray pollen.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.1" - 117.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 3.52", Coldest Month: 26.3" - 53.9", Hottest Month: 50.0" - 82.3", Humidity: 0.37" - 33.39", Elevation: 15" - 9047"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Diamond-petaled Clarkia, Forest Clarkia, Rhomboid Farewell To Spring, Tongue Clarkia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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