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

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Orthocarpus luteus
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Genus: Orthocarpus
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Orthocarpus luteus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2017).

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