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Bracted Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys bracteatus
About Bracted Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys bracteatus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys bracteatus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name bracted popcornflower. It is native to western North America from Oregon throughout California into northwestern Mexico, where it can be found in a variety of wet habitats such as vernal pools and other moist spots in the forests and chaparral. It is an annual herb with a mostly upright stem 10 to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves are located along the stem, the lowest, largest ones measuring up to 10 centimeters long. The plant is coated in sparse rough hairs. The inflorescence is a series of tiny flowers, the lower ones accompanied by leaflike bracts. Each five-lobed white corolla measures 1 to 3 millimeters wide. The fruit is a narrow, cross-ribbed, tubercled nutlet no more than 2 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Ethmia plagiobothrae Image
Ethmia plagiobothraeEthmia plagiobothrae

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.6" - 114.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 3.40", Coldest Month: 30.0" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 57.7" - 78.8", Humidity: 0.37" - 29.41", Elevation: 4" - 5832"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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