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Low Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys humistratus
  
About Low Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys humistratus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys humistratus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common names dwarf popcornflower or low popcornflower. It is endemic to the Central Valley of California, where it grows in grassland habitats, including vernal pools and other wetland areas. Plagiobothrys humistratus is an annual herb growing prostrate, with stems extending up to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves along the stem are 3 to 8 centimeters long and coated in rough hairs. The inflorescence is a series of tiny white flowers accompanied by bracts. Each five-lobed flower is 1 or 2 millimeters in length. The fruit is a narrow oblong nutlet under 3 millimeters in length, often coated in minute bristles. Plagiobothrys humistratus is an annual herb growing prostrate, with stems extending up to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves along the stem are 3 to 8 centimeters long and coated in rough hairs. The inflorescence is a series of tiny white flowers accompanied by bracts. Each five-lobed flower is 1 or 2 millimeters in length. The fruit is a narrow oblong nutlet under 3 millimeters in length, often coated in minute bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Ethmia plagiobothrae Image
Ethmia plagiobothraeEthmia plagiobothrae

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.1" - 40.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 0.84", Coldest Month: 34.1" - 52.8", Hottest Month: 66.2" - 77.2", Humidity: 1.20" - 25.26", Elevation: 7" - 5773"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Dwarf 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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