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Plagiobothrys tenellus

Plagiobothrys tenellus (Nutt. ex Hook.) A. Gray

Pacific Popcornflower, Pacific Popcorn-flower, Pacific Popcorn Flower, Slender Popcorn Flower

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Plagiobothrys asper


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, usually 4.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , ID , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Dry, open slopes in grasslands, scrub, sagebrush, woodlands, conifer forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU 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.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 85 - OregonFlora (2020) Oregon State University
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-02
Research By: CBR

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