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Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (Rusty popcorn-flower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (A. Gray) A. Gray

Rusty Popcorn-flower, Rusty popcornflower

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

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USDA Symbol: PLNO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: 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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Plagiobothrys nothofulvus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Plagiobothrys nothofulvus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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