Orthocarpus bracteosus

Rosy Owl's Clover

Erect, tinted purple, with minute glands. Stems slender, with linear leaves. Lower leaves entire, upper divided into 3 lobes. Inflorescence finely haired, 1–8 in. long, includes 3-lobed bracts that merge into upper leaves. Flowers sac-like, rose or rarely white, protruding beyond bracts and showing the hooked, downward-pointing peak. Grows in moist meadows at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--15 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes