Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (A. Gray) A. Gray
Rusty Popcorn-flower, Rusty popcornflower
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
USDA Symbol: PLNO
A slender, hairy plant with most leaves in a basal tuft and small white flowers in a coil at ends of few branches or branchless stems.
Open flowers are clustered at the top of the coil, resembling pieces of popcorn. Rusty Popcorn-flower is similar to species of Cryptantha, but Rusty Popcorn-flower is generally more softly hairy and grows in moister places. Many species have a purple dye in the stem, leaves, and roots. When they are pressed and dried in a folded sheet of clean paper, a striking mirror-image pattern results.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: South-central Washington south to northern Baja California.
Native Habitat: Open places; common in grass.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Plagiobothrys nothofulvus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Plagiobothrys nothofulvus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff