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Field Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys fulvus
About Field Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys fulvus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys fulvus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common names field popcornflower or fulvous popcornflower. It is native to California and Oregon in the United States, as well as Chile. It is a common wildflower in several types of habitat, including grasslands. It is an annual herb with a very hairy stem growing erect to a maximum height around 60 centimeters. The leaves occur in a rosette around the base of the stem and along the stem's length in an alternate arrangement. They are coated in hairs and leak purple juice when crushed. The inflorescence is a curving series of small flowers. Each flower has a white corolla under half a centimeter wide and a calyx of sepals which are slightly longer than the corolla. The fruit is a pair or quartet of tiny angular ribbed nutlets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

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Ethmia plagiobothrae Image
Ethmia plagiobothraeEthmia plagiobothrae

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.5" - 59.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 1.57", Coldest Month: 41.7" - 53.3", Hottest Month: 65.9" - 78.5", Humidity: 0.88" - 27.87", Elevation: 34" - 2711"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fulvous 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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