Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various annual, chiefly western North American plants of the genus Clarkia, several of which are cultivated for their showy red, purple, pink, or white flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of herbaceous annual plants, natural order Onagraceæ, natives of the United States west, of the Rocky Mountains. They have showy purplish flowers, and two species, C. pulchella and C. elegans, are common in cultivation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several annual flowering plants, of the genus Clarkia, native to the Americas

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Clarkia, genus name, after William Clark.]

Examples

  • Some other things should be sown as early as possible in the open ground, – candytuft, larkspur, poppies, mignonnette, lupins, sweet alyssum, clarkia, and such hardy annuals.

    Gardening by Myself

  • Down below, a mass of brank-ursine formed as it were a pedestal, from the midst of which sprang scarlet geum, rhodanthe with stiff petals, and clarkia with great white carved crosses, that looked like the insignia of some barbarous order.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

  • Hopefully it will reseed in your garden, as do other clarkia species.

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  • This clarkia isn't the only plant that can add pizzazz to your shady plots.

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  • This clarkia isn't the only plant that can add pizzazz to your shady plots.

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  • Check seed catalogs for availability, though this rare clarkia is a bit hard to find.

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  • Hopefully it will reseed in your garden, as do other clarkia species.

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  • Clarkia fans - and you know who you are - may be surprised to learn that there is a native clarkia species that fits nicely in a shade garden.

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  • This herbaceous clarkia isn't simply a California native, it's endemic to Northern California, populating the lower elevations of nearby mountains.

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  • Check seed catalogs for availability, though this rare clarkia is a bit hard to find.

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