Taxon  Report   2206    
Clarkia purpurea  (Curtis) A. Nelson & J. F. Macbr.
Purple clarkia,  Winecup clarkia
Clarkia purpurea
© 2009 John W. Wall
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Clarkia purpurea
© 2004 Norman Jensen
Clarkia purpurea
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Clarkia purpurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Clarkia purpurea
© 2018 Elinor Gates
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, (many plant communities)

Habitat: coastal, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Clarkia purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).