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Artist's Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys chorisianus
About Artist's Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys chorisianus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys chorisianus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name artist's popcornflower. It is endemic to California, where it can be found in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of the coastline to the south. It is a resident of chaparral, coastal scrub and grassland habitat. It is an annual herb with a spreading or erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves along the stem are 3 to 7 centimeters long and coated in rough hairs. The inflorescence is a series of tiny flowers, each on a pedicel up to a centimeter in length. The five-lobed white flower is one half to one centimeter wide with a center of white to bright yellow appendages.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.5" - 151.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 5.63", Coldest Month: 39.8" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 58.0" - 77.2", Humidity: 0.38" - 24.48", Elevation: 6" - 4312"

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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