Taxon  Report   5995    
Orthocarpus luteus  Nutt.
Yellow owl's clover
Orthocarpus luteus
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Orthocarpus luteus
© 2011 Steven Perry
Orthocarpus luteus
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Orthocarpus luteus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Orthocarpus luteus
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Orthocarpus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Orthocarpus luteus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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