Owlclover

Genus Orthocarpus
Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)






Tolmie Owlclover
(Orthocarpus tolmiei)


This is a small plant that grows on dry hillsides. The leaves are very slender -- almost like grass. They are gray-green in color.











Showy bright yellow bracts surround inconspicuous flowers.

(This plant is in the same family with the Paintbrush, which also has colorful bracts surrounding small, plain flowers.)





Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray