Orthocarpus purpurascens
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Orthocarpus purpurascens

owl's clover

  family scrophulariaceae 
  genus orthocarpus 

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Genus  Orthocarpus Species  purpurascens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  owl's clover   escobita Family  SCROPHULARIACEAE Specimen number  S11212 Data source  BtrflyCa p83;HtZn p148;Xeri p280
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Light Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Orthocarpus purpurascens needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for Owl's clover (also known as escobita) is one that is light. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Junonia coenia (common buckeye butterfly) Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It requires warm days for good production.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Orthocarpus purpurascens has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Owl's clover (locally known in some parts as escobita) has brilliant 1 1/2" cone-shaped flowers. Blossoms in such colors as rose, purple and pink are common.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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