Orthocarpus tenuifolius

Thin-Leaved Owl's Clover

Erect. Slender stem holds very narrow leaves; lower leaves entire; upper leaves divided into 2–4 narrow lobes. Dense flower spike at top has wide deep purple-pink bracts almost concealing the yellow flowers. Flowers may be tinted purple-pink on tips. Grows in meadows, open woods, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes