Owl’s Clover (Castilleja exserta)

Owl’s Clover (Castilleja exserta) is a small flowering plant which can grow about 1 foot tall.   The Owl’s Clover is a native plant to California, Arizona, New Mexico and the Northwestern areas of Mexico.  Like other Castilleja plants, including the Indian Paintbushes, the Owl’s Clover is hemiparasitic which means that it obtains its nutrients from the roots of other plants.

Owl's Clover

Owl’s Clover

The Owls Cover blooms from March to May and may be found at elevations from 2000 ft to 3000 ft.

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