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Hooked Popcornflower
Plagiobothrys uncinatus
  
About Hooked Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys uncinatus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plagiobothrys uncinatus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common names Salinas Valley popcornflower and hooked popcornflower. It is endemic to the Central Coast Ranges of California, where it is known mainly from the Santa Lucia Mountains and Gabilan Range in Monterey County. Plagiobothrys uncinatus, Salinas Valley popcornflower, grows in chaparral and other habitat in the canyons. It is an annual herb producing a decumbent or erect stem measuring up to about 20 centimeters long. It is hairy in texture, the hairs stiff and rough, and the herbage is edged with red or purple and bleeds purple juice when crushed. The leaves are 1 or 2 centimeters long, located in a basal rosette around the stem and along the stem in an alternate arrangement. Plagiobothrys uncinatus, Salinas Valley popcornflower, grows in chaparral and other habitat in the canyons. It is an annual herb producing a decumbent or erect stem measuring up to about 20 centimeters long. It is hairy in texture, the hairs stiff and rough, and the herbage is edged with red or purple and bleeds purple juice when crushed. The leaves are 1 or 2 centimeters long, located in a basal rosette around the stem and along the stem in an alternate arrangement. The inflorescence is a series of tiny five-lobed white flowers each about 2 millimeters wide. They are surrounded by sepals which are coated in long white hairs with hooked tips.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
4 - 7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 13.0" - 53.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 0.53", Coldest Month: 40.6" - 47.4", Hottest Month: 66.6" - 77.9", Humidity: 0.73" - 25.30", Elevation: 647" - 2762"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hooked Popcorn-flower, Salinas Valley 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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