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Shasta Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys shastensis
  
About Shasta Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys shastensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys shastensis is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Shasta popcornflower. It is native to southern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in grassland, woodland, and other types of habitat. It is an annual herb growing erect to about 30 centimeters in maximum height. It is coated in hairs. The leaves are located in a basal rosette with a few arranged alternately along the stem. The inflorescence is a straight branch holding paired flowers, rarely coiling at the tip as many other Plagiobothrys do. Each tiny white flower has a five-lobed corolla no more than 3 millimeters wide. The fruit is a cross-shaped nutlet 2 or 3 millimeters wide divided in half by a rough scar.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.9 - 11.8 in tall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Ethmia plagiobothrae Image
Ethmia plagiobothraeEthmia plagiobothrae

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 13.6" - 61.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 2.01", Coldest Month: 33.8" - 52.3", Hottest Month: 63.5" - 75.8", Humidity: 0.20" - 25.62", Elevation: 39" - 4464"


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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