Monday, October 22, 2012

Purple Owl's Clover

Most wildflowers have unusual names. I haven't figured out what the relationship is between this beautiful purple flower and owls, but there is the name, none the less. You will have to walk around for quite a while to see this kind of wildflower display in the desert and you will have to be lucky enough to find a field of owl's clover. But it is worth the effort.

1 comment:

  1. The name refers to the yellow flowers of this plant (the purple parts are actually bracts, rather than flowers). To some observers, the flower resembles the face of an owl. There are spots on the petals, which, to some, resemble eyes.