Clarkia bottae

Clarkia bottae (Spach) Harlan Lewis & M. Lewis
Punchbowl godetia

Family:  Onagraceae

Habit:  Annual, erect, to 1 m.; glabrous, glaucous; with lavender inflorescence.

Distribution:  Found in openings in chaparral, woodland and coastal scrub of South Coast and Peninsular Ranges of California.

Seed unit:  Free seed.

Seed:   Seed brown, .5 to 2 mm., angled, scarcely if at all crested.  In elongate, indehiscent capsule.

Embryo:  Linear embryo with no endosperm.

Purity instructions:   Pure seed definition: 
AOSA:  PSU #1 – Seed, with or without seed coat.  Piece of broken seed, with or without seed coat, larger than one-half the original size.
ISTA:  PSD #10 – Seed, with or without testa.  Piece of seed larger than one-half the original size, with or without testa.

Lab notes:  Pale intact seeds, possibly devoid of embryo, considered pure.

Average pure seed units per gram:  4,990 seeds per gram (based on AOSA pure seed units only from 3 samples received for testing from 1996 to 2004).

Range of percent pure seed:   97 to 98%

Range of percent inert:  1 to 2%

Description of inert:   Plant material, insects, dirt.

Planting instructions:  400 seeds, TB, 21 days @ 15°C; for fresh and dormant seed, prechill with GA3 recommended.

References:  (link to main reference page)
Hickman, J.C., Ed.  1993.  p. 789.
Munz, P.A. and D.D. Keck.  1968.  p. 940.
Ransom Seed Laboratory