Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Owl Clover

Photo by Fred Fisher
Owl Clover (Castilleja exserta) is now in the Broomrape Family (Orobanchaceae). According to this 'botanary', the plant was named for Professor Domingo Castillejo, an instructor of botany at Cadiz, Spain in the 18th century. (exserta = protruding) Read more about scientists honored in plant names.

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