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Cooper's Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys collinus
About Cooper's Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys collinus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys collinus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Cooper's popcornflower. It is native to California, Arizona, and parts of northern Mexico, where it can be found in many types of habitat. IPlagiobothrys collinus is an annual herb with a spreading or erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves along the stem are 1 to 4 centimeters long, the lower ones oppositely arranged and the upper ones alternate. The herbage is coated in fine and rough hairs. The inflorescence is a long, widely spaced series of tiny flowers, each with a five-lobed white corolla no more than 7 millimeters wide, sometimes as small as one millimeter. The fruit is a minute nutlet with angular cross-ribs visible in magnification.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.07 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 8.8" - 49.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.76", Coldest Month: 32.6" - 57.2", Hottest Month: 60.9" - 81.9", Humidity: 0.73" - 32.49", Elevation: 0" - 7631"

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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