Taxon  Report   2206 
Clarkia purpurea  (Curtis) Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
Purple clarkia,  Winecup clarkia
Clarkia purpurea
© 2004 Norman Jensen
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
Clarkia purpurea
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Clarkia purpurea
© 2013 John Doyen
Clarkia purpurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Clarkia purpurea
© 2009 John W. Wall
Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, (many plant communities)
Habitat: coastal, slopes [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Clarkia purpurea
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.