CPC Plant Profile: San Bernardino Owl's-clover
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San Bernardino Owl's-clover (Castilleja lasiorhyncha)

Photo Credit: Rancho Santa Ana
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Orobanchaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 129191
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/18/2021

Castilleja lasiorhyncha is primarily found in the San Bernardino Mountains among the yellow-pine forests and chaparral plant communities. Also known as the San Bernardino Mountain’s Owl Clover, it grows in pebble-plain sediment and produces yellow blossoms through the early summer months. Current threats to this species include vehicle use and recreational activity.  

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Taxon Castilleja lasiorhyncha
Authority (Gray) Chuang & Heckard
Family Orobanchaceae
CPC Number 44566
ITIS 506883
Common Names San Bernardino Mountain's Owl's Clover | San Bernardino Mountains Indian paintbrush | San Bernardino Mountains orthocarpus
Associated Scientific Names Castilleja lasiorhyncha | Orthocarpus lasiorhyncha
Distribution This species was historically to have occurred in Riverside and San Diego counties but are presently extinct in these regions. The only known occurrences of C. lasiorhyncha are found in San Bernardino county within San Bernardino National Forest. 
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California S2

C. lasiorhyncha prefers pebble pebble plains and meadows in chaparral and pine forest communities in higher elevations. 

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