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Castilleja exserta ssp.exserta

Purple Owls Clover

Castilleja exserta ssp.exserta

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: pinnatifid or digitate
Flower color2: magenta or pink
Flowering period2: Mar. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Orobanchaceae (broomrape family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Scrophulariaceae (figwort family)
Synonym(s)1: Orthocarpus exsertus, Orthocarpus purpurascens
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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