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Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (A. Gray) A. Gray
Rusty Popcorn-flower, Rusty popcornflower
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, WA Native Distribution:
South-central Washington south to northern Baja California. Native Habitat:
Open places; common in grass.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff