Definition of clarkia in English:

clarkia

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Continuing on, you begin to see some clarkias, a few mariposa lilies and some lupine.’
    • ‘Many old favourites are here, including poppies, daisies and clarkias and hollyhocks.’
    • ‘Alas, clarkias, native to the Pacific Coast, failed to thrive in the hot summers typical of the rest of the country.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

clarkia

/ˈklärkēə/