Definition of clarkia in English:



  • A North American plant with showy white, pink, or purple flowers, cultivated as a border plant in gardens.

    Genus Clarkia, family Onagraceae

    ‘Cool-season annuals such as clarkia, Iceland poppy, lobelia, pansy, and stock can't stand intense summer heat.’
    • ‘The poppies and clarkias began to straighten up, and the smaller shrubs saw the sunlight again.’
    • ‘Many old favourites are here, including poppies, daisies and clarkias and hollyhocks.’
    • ‘Continuing on, you begin to see some clarkias, a few mariposa lilies and some lupine.’
    • ‘Alas, clarkias, native to the Pacific Coast, failed to thrive in the hot summers typical of the rest of the country.’



/ˈklärkēə/ /ˈklɑrkiə/


Modern Latin, named after William Clark (see Clark, William), who discovered it.