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Godetia Spach = Clarkia
Alternate trade names
Clarkia amoena (Lehm.) Nels. & Macbr. (=C. grandiflora F.&M. Greene1),
C. amoena ssp. whitneyi (A. Gray) F.H. & M.E. Lewis
C. pulchella Pursh.
C. unguiculata Lindl. (=C. elegans Douglas1).
Western U.S., particularly California.
Simple, lanceolate, entire or toothed leaves; flowers in leafy racemes; hypanthium present; 4 sepals united and deflexed to one side and 4 paper-thin petals; stamens with flattened filaments widening toward attachment to rim of hypanthium; ovary long, grooved, pedicel-like; style with 4-lobed stigma.
Cultivar and/or species variation
Flowers to 5 cm across, in both single and double forms; mostly in shades of pink, also lavender, red, orange, and white; petals may have central spot or streaks of a different color; petals of some cultivars (e.g. Clarkia unguiculatum) with short to long claws.