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Yellow Owl's Clover
Orthocarpus luteus
  
About Yellow Owl's Clover (Orthocarpus luteus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Orthocarpus luteus is a species of flowering plant in the broomrape family known by the common name yellow owl's clover. It is native to much of western and central North America, where it grows in many types of plateau, grassland, and mountain habitat. It is an annual herb producing a slender, hairy, hairy, bright yellowish green to deep purple stem up to about 40 centimeters tall. The narrow leaves are up to 5 centimeters long, the upper ones sometimes divided into three lobes. The flower cluster is a dense cylindrical spike of green leafs, the flowers emerging from between them. The lightly hairy flowers are 1 to 1.5 centimeters long and bright yellow in color. They are club-shaped, the upper lip a tiny, curving beak and the lower lip a narrow pouch.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.8 - 1.5 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.0" - 51.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.91" - 2.30", Coldest Month: 27.1" - 47.7", Hottest Month: 51.6" - 72.1", Humidity: 0.59" - 26.07", Elevation: 4201" - 8495"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Yellow Owl's-clover


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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