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Madera Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys distantiflorus
About Madera Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys distantiflorus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys distantiflorus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name California popcornflower. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the northern and central Sierra Nevada foothills. It grows in grassland and woodland habitat. It is an annual herb with a spreading or erect stem up to 30 centimeters in length. The leaves along the stem are up to 2. 5 centimeters long and coated in rough hairs. The inflorescence is a series of tiny flowers accompanied by hairy bracts. The flowers have five-lobed white corollas under 2 millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

4 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

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Ethmia plagiobothrae Image
Ethmia plagiobothraeEthmia plagiobothrae

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.7" - 35.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.71", Coldest Month: 44.6" - 50.8", Hottest Month: 68.4" - 77.3", Humidity: 2.09" - 25.27", Elevation: 216" - 3046"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Popcornflower

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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