Red Owl Clover (Orthocarpus purpurascens)

Family: Scrophulaceae

This plant was photographed in March 2005 in Sierra Blanca Canyon Wash.

These flowers (and their bracts) are "dark red-purple", their "leaves threadlike, with threadlike segments" (Niehaus et al., cited on main wildflower page, p.244; Epple, ditto, p.230). As the images show, the flowers stand very erect.

Here below is a close view of the flower: (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Below, the leaves, which (like the stem shown above), are hairy:

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