syn. Castilleja purpurascens. low-growing annual, with purplish flowers, very showy in spring , grows in masses. a well-known California wildflower, believed to be a green, root-parasite, grows under certain conditions only, can be seeded for ecological restoration, Difficult under garden conditions. NW, SNF, GV, CW, SW, wDMoj, AZ, nwMex.. Grows inopen areas.
Foliage of Orthocarpus exserta is na.
Flower of Orthocarpus exserta has color pink.
Communities for Orthocarpus exserta:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub and Valley Grassland.