Slender Clarkia

 

Slender clarkia (Clarkia gracilis) grows in open, grassy areas. This native member of the evening primrose family has pink to lavender flowers, sepals which are fused at the tips and swept back to one side of the four petals, a long, inferior ovary and buds which droop before they fully open. Also commonly called summer’s darling, these slender clarkia were growing near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA).

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