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Small Southern Clarkia (Clarkia australis)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 127922
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/15/2022

Where is Small Southern Clarkia (Clarkia australis) located in the wild?

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Small Southern Clarkia can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Small Southern Clarkia (Clarkia australis)?

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Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021

L. D. Gottleib published "The status of Clarkia australis (Onagraceae)" in the American Journal of Botany, volume 86, in 1999. The authors conducted a variety of studies, including population studies (40 individuals across 18 populations), examining chromosome numbers, a hybridization program, and morphological studies. They concluded that C. australis is distinct from neighboring species C. virgata. 

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Taxon Clarkia australis
Authority E. Small
Family Onagraceae
CPC Number 979
ITIS 27579
Duration Annual
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Clarkia australis
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


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