Calflora
Taxon  Report   1687    
Castilleja campestris  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard  ssp. succulenta  (Hoover) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Succulent owl's clover
Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta
© 2008 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta
© 2005 John Game
Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.


It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Threatened '.

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Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Castilleja campestris var. succulenta

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus succulentus
ICPN + PLANTS: Orthocarpus campestris var. succulentus
ICPN: Castilleja succulenta
More information about  Castilleja campestris ssp. succulenta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACAS5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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