CLARKIA pulchella Deerhorn Clarkia is a species of flowering plant in the family Onagraceae. It is native to California and Oregon in the western United States, where it is found in open woodlands and meadows.
Deerhorn Clarkia typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm, with slender stems and narrow, lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are cup-shaped and have four petals that are typically pink or lavender in color, although they can also be white. The petals have long, thin projections that resemble deer antlers, giving the plant its common name.
Deerhorn Clarkia is famous for its appearance and soft fragrance. The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer, white and pink in color. The flower attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Native to the United States, it can be seen in any well-known garden.
Deerhorn Clarkia is a popular garden plant and is often used in wildflower seed mixes, meadows, and other naturalized areas. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil and is relatively easy to grow from seed. The plant is also used in traditional medicine for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition to its ornamental value, Deerhorn Clarkia has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators and as a food source for birds and other wildlife. It is also considered to be an indicator species for healthy montane meadow ecosystems in the western United States.
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Scientific Name: Clarkia Pulchella
Common Name: Deerhorn Clarkia, Pink Fairies
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Western North America to British Columbia
Full Growth Height: 6-18 inches
Exposure: Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Early Summer
Pollinator: Humming Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Flower: Showy, 3 lobed Flower
Attracts: Butterflies, Insects
Flower Color: Pink & White
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Sand, Loam
Garden Uses: Cottage Gardens, Prairies, Patio and Containers