The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Owl’s Clover; Pink Brush

Latin Name:

Orthocarpus purpurascens

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Owl’s Clover is a species of plant in the genus Castilleja which includes the Indian paintbrushes. Its common names include purple owl’s clover, escobita, and exserted Indian paintbrush. Not much is known on dietary content of this plant so it should be fed sparingly, if at all.