A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea)

DSC04432 (2).jpg

Tygh Creek Trail, Badger Creek Wilderness Area, OR, 6/2017

The Diamond or Common clarkia, showed up near its close relative the Elkhorns Clarkia,

in early spring in Oregon’s Buckhorn Wilderness near Mt. Hood. It has a simplicity of its own, with spots and diamond shaped petals instead of the “horn” shape of the Elkhorn , or the closed cupped shape of other Clarkias.  As such, it leans more towards the willowherb (epilobium) side of the Evening primrose-Willowherb family.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s