Herb: Elegant Fairyfan
Latin name: Clarkia unguiculata
Synonyms: Clarkia elegans
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Elegant Fairyfan:Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a powder and eaten dry. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry slopes in the chaparral.
Other uses of Elegant Fairyfan: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 Elegant Fairyfan:Dry slopes in the chaparral.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Clarkia unguiculata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.