Taxon  Report   5989    
Orthocarpus bracteosus  Benth.
Bracted owl's clover,  Rosy owl's clover
Orthocarpus bracteosus
© 2005 Norman Jensen
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Orthocarpus bracteosus, 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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Orthocarpus bracteosus
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Genus: Orthocarpus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus bracteosus var. albus
More information about  Orthocarpus bracteosus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).