Herb latin name: Clarkia pulchella
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Clarkia pulchella:Seed - ground into a powder and eaten dry. Very small and fiddly to harvest.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Moderately dry sites, often where the soil is disturbed, from valleys and foothills to 1,800 metres in the mountains.
Other uses of Clarkia pulchella:Green and gold dyes are obtained from the flowers.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates in 2 weeks. Seed can also be sown in situ during the autumn in mild winter areas. Thinnings can be transplanted.
Cultivation of Clarkia pulchella:Moderately dry sites, often where the soil is disturbed, from valleys and foothills to 1,800 metres in the mountains.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Clarkia pulchella:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.