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Great Basin Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys kingii
  
About Great Basin Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys kingii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys kingii is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Great Basin popcornflower. It is native to the Great Basin and Mojave Desert of the United States, where it grows in desert and plateau scrub habitat, among saltbush and on rocky slopes and flats. Plagiobothrys kingii is an annual herb growing mostly upright or erect and just a few centimeters tall to a maximum height around 40 centimeters. It is hairy in texture, the hairs coarse and rough. The leaves are alternately arranged along the stem and no more than 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a series of tiny white flowers each 4 to 7 millimeters wide. The fruit is a tiny arched, ribbed nutlet. Plagiobothrys kingii is an annual herb growing mostly upright or erect and just a few centimeters tall to a maximum height around 40 centimeters. It is hairy in texture, the hairs coarse and rough. The leaves are alternately arranged along the stem and no more than 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a series of tiny white flowers each 4 to 7 millimeters wide. The fruit is a tiny arched, ribbed nutlet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.1 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.0" - 25.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 1.81", Coldest Month: 25.6" - 49.4", Hottest Month: 49.4" - 80.4", Humidity: 1.22" - 29.09", Elevation: 1297" - 10493"


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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