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Clarkia rubicunda

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Species Name: Clarkia rubicunda
Common Name: Ruby Chalice Clarkia

It is similar in appearance to Clarkia amoena (Farewell-to-Spring). It bears attractive poppy-like blooms with wide, cup-shaped corollas of four pink or purplish petals.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 2'-4' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Dry to semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: NA
Flower Season: Mid-late spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area
Natural Habitat: Openings, woodland, forest, chaparral near coast, <500 m

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