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Plagiobothrys nothofulvus
rusty popcorn flower
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Common in the east end of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Oregon south to northern Baja California and east to Nevada.

Habitat: Open slopes, fields and roadsides.

Flowers: March-May

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Taprooted annuals 1.5-5 dm tall; 1-several simple or moderately branched stems arising from basal rosette; leaves and stems with spreading hairs, those of the stems shorter and softer.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, narrowly oblong, the basal ones tufted and persistent, 2-10 cm. long and 5-20 mm. wide, short-petiolate; cauline leaves few, reduced upward.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of elongate, often paired, false racemes; calyx deeply 5-lobed, covered with tawny, stiff hairs; corolla white with yellow center, the 5 lobes spreading, 5-9 mm. wide, the fornices well-developed; stamens included, the filaments short.

Fruits:

1-4 nutlets that are 2-3 mm long, somewhat granular-tuberculate; scar somewhat enlarged and medial.

Accepted Name:
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus (A. Gray) A. Gray

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Plagiobothrys nothofulvus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus photos.

USDA Plants: Plagiobothrys nothofulvus information.

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