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Clarkia pulchella - Pursh.
                 
Common Name Pinkfairies
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moderately dry sites, often where the soil is disturbed, from valleys and foothills to 1,800 metres in the mountains[212].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to Oregon, east to S. Dakota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Clarkia pulchella Pinkfairies


Clarkia pulchella Pinkfairies
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Physical Characteristics
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Clarkia pulchella is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - ground into a powder and eaten dry[94]. Very small and fiddly to harvest.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Dye.

Green and gold dyes are obtained from the flowers[168].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in a sunny position in any good garden soil[1]. If the soil is too rich the plants will produce lots of vegetative growth at the expense of flowers[188]. Resents hot, humid continental summers[200]. A polymorphic species[200]. A very ornamental plant[1]. The flowers are very attractive to bees[108].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates in 2 weeks[1]. Seed can also be sown in situ during the autumn in mild winter areas[1, 200]. Thinnings can be transplanted[1].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
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