|Owl Clover is a member of the
snapdragon family. The plant grows at elevations
1500 - 4500 feet in open desert areas. They typically grow to about 6 -
8 inches in height and have green, brushy leaves which are about an inch in length. The Owl Clover blooms in the spring, producing a tiny
yellow flower which is surrounded by brushy, purple bracts (bracts are
modified leaves which grow at the base of the flowers). The plant is
called Escobita in Spanish, which means 'little broom'.
The roots of the Owl Clover are
partly parasitic on the roots of other desert wildflowers.