Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 142 (Wildflower – Clarkia)

Wildflower Clarkia

One of the many wildflowers at Yosemite during the spring

The Clarkia is particularly attractive with its multi-color petals. This variety is very showy because of the dark purple claret cup shape on each of the pink petals and the white bottom border. It is truly a beauty. The Owl’s Clover can be seen at the center left completing the pink theme. The photo was taken along the Wapama Falls Trail, Hetch Hetchy.

NOTE – Similar pictures have been labeled as Clarkia williamsonii, but I could not definitively identify this specific variety as such. Any clarification would be appreciated and this post would then be modified if appropriate.

You can read more about the Clarkia family of wildflowers at the link below:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

California Native Plant Society

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Meta Data – Day 142 YOY – Year of Yosemite

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Capture time: 12:22:17 PM
Capture date: June 11, 2016
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f/22
Focal Length: 27mm
ISO 450
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