Clarkia, Winecup;  Clarkia purpurea

Mid Bloomer.  Small cup-like flowers with pink or purple petals.  Also called Farewell to Spring, because of its late bloom season.

Notes:  Evening Primrose family.  They are among the last annuals to bloom.  Each flower is fan-shaped, solid purple with a darker central spot.  Flower buds are erect.

Click on species name below to go to USDA for this species.

Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Rosidae
                        Order Myrtales
                            Family Onagraceae -- Evening Primrose family
                                Genus Clarkia Pursh -- clarkia
                                    Species
                                    Clarkia purpurea (W. Curtis) A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr. 
                                    -- winecup clarkia

Contains 3 Subspecies and 3 accepted taxa overall

Clarkia, Winecup  (Clarkia purpurea)
CalPhoto: 2004 Norman Jensen


Clarkia, Winecup  (Clarkia purpurea)
CalPhoto: 2004 Norman Jensen