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Orthocarpus tenuifolius

Orthocarpus tenuifolius (Pursh) Benth.

Thin-leaf Owl-clover, Thin-leaf Owlclover, Thin-leaved Owl's Clover, Thin-leaved Owl’s-clover, Thinleaved Owl's-clover

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)


USDA Symbol: ORTE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Moist fields, grasslands, rocky slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 63 - Pacific Northwest Wildflowers (2020) Turner Photographics
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Orthocarpus tenuifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Orthocarpus tenuifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Orthocarpus tenuifolius


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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