clarkia

clarkia

[klahr-kee-uh]
noun
any of various western U.S. plants belonging to the genus Clarkia, of the evening primrose family, having narrow leaves and ornamental red or purple flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1814); named after William Clark; see -ia

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clarkia (ˈklɑːkɪə)
 
n
any North American onagraceous plant of the genus Clarkia: cultivated for their red, purple, or pink flowers
 
[C19: New Latin, named after William Clark, who discovered it]

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