Owl's clover

Castilleja exserta

Carpets of pink and purple in serpentine and other areas are created by the free-flowering habits of this low-growing, sun-loving annual with showy markings. It grows in early and mid-spring, often found in pools within masses of tidy tips and goldfields. It is a larval food plant for Bay Checkerspot butterfly.

It has very fine seed, so a little goes a long way. One packet will cover an area 2'x2', or 4 sq. feet.  It tends to get swamped out when included in a wildflower mix with much taller species, so we suggest sowing it separately in pools within the planting.

This species is not one of the species that can be chosen as part of our "Swathe Quarter Pound" offering.

Amount Price
packet $7.50