[Godetias and Clarkias: The Genus Clarkia in Mt. Adams Country]

Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia

Clarkia quadrivulnera

Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis

Flower of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the flower of small-flowered godetia as seen along Kreps Lane in Conboy National Wildlife Refuge.......July 9, 2006.

Sepals of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

The photo above shows a close-up sideview of the flower of small-flowered godetia as seen along Kreps Lane in Conboy National Wildlife Refuge.......July 9, 2006. The narrow sepals are separate and extend outwards or are reflexed sharply downward on opposite sides of the flower.

Sepals of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

The photo above shows a close-up sideview of the flower of small-flowered godetia as seen along Kreps Lane in Conboy NWR.......July 9, 2006. The sepals in this photo are sharply reflexed downwards and the grooved, inferior ovary can be seen.

Ovary of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

Note the fat, cylindrical and grooved ovary of small-flowered godetia. Note the numerous appressed hairs on the surface of the ovary and leaves......July 9, 2006.

Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

The photo above shows the form of small-flowered godetia. Plants growing under dry conditions often are unbranched while those in moister conditions may be branched and much larger in size. Note how the corollas are not hidden by the floral bracts.

Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

Small-flowered godetia occasionally is a mid-pink color and may have a darker spot at the upper central portion of the petal as seen here........July 9, 2006.

Flower of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis) - Flower of Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

Small-flowered godetia as seen north of Lakeside Road, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge..........July 4, 2014.

Four-spot, Small-flowered Godetia, Winecup Clarkia: Clarkia quadrivulnera (Synonyms: Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera, Clarkia quadrivulnera, Godetia purpurea var. parviflora, Godetia quadrivulnera, Godetia quadrivulnera var. vacensis)

The photo above shows the uncrowded inflorescence of small-flowered godetia as seen in drying grasslands in Conboy Lake NWR along Lakeside Road about one-half mile west of Fisher Hill Road.......July 2, 2007. Note the prominent, longitudinally ribbed ovaries and separate, sharply reflexed sepals.

Paul Slichter