- any of various western U.S. plants belonging to the genus Clarkia, of the evening primrose family, having narrow leaves and ornamental red or purple flowers.
Origin of clarkia
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Another cultivated plant is the Clarkia, a native of Oregon and California.
There are several kinds of Clarkia, resembling Godetia, but the petals have claws.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
On the other hand I could detect no difference in the product from the two coloured anthers of Clarkia.
Chron.,' April 28th, 1866, on a bud developed on the petal of the Clarkia.
I believe that this is the case with Clarkia elegans, and I have just written to Thompson for seeds.
- any North American onagraceous plant of the genus Clarkia: cultivated for their red, purple, or pink flowers
C19: New Latin, named after William Clark, who discovered it
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