Orthocarpus

Orthocarpus, or owl's-clover,[1] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They are native to North America. A number of species formerly included in Orthocarpus have been transferred to the genus Castilleja, which includes the plants commonly known as Indian paintbrush.

Orthocarpus
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Orthocarpus tenuifolius
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Orthocarpus

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Some animal species such as the Edith's checkerspot butterfly use these plants as hosts during ovipositing.[2]

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Species include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "{{{taxon}}}". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Murphy; Launer, Ehrlich (1983). "The Role of Adult Feeding in Egg Production and Population Dynamics of the Checkerspot Butterfly Euphydryas editha". Oecologia. 56 (2): 257–263. doi:10.1007/bf00379699. PMID 28310203.
  • "Genus: Orthocarpus Nutt". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-03-01.