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'''common names''' Fragrant Popcorn Flower
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[[File:PLFI RodGilbert flw good.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''Plagiobothrys figuratus'']]
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'''Abbreviation code:''' PLFI
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
 
*Kingdom: Plantae
 
*Kingdom: Plantae
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==Description==
 
==Description==
General: Annual herb from fibrous roots; sparsely to moderately straight appressed-hairy, also sometimes with slender spreading hairs; stems simple or branched, 10-40 cm tall.  
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Leaves: Basal leaves nearly lacking; stem leaves oblong to linear, entire, 0.5-8 cm long, 3-8 mm wide, the lower 2-4 pairs opposite, the others alternate.  
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General: Appressed-hairy annual from fibrous roots, the simple to moderately branched stem 1-4 dm. tall.
Flowers: Inflorescence of several coiled, narrow, elongating, often paired spikes that lack bracts; flowers relatively large and showy; petals white, fused at base into a tube that spreads (5-10 mm wide) abruptly at top to 5 lobes, the throat with 5 yellow bulges; fruiting calyces 3-4 mm long, densely ascending-hairy.  
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Fruits: Nutlets 4 (or fewer by abortion), egg-shaped, 1.2-1.7 mm long, wrinkled-pimply on both sides.
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Leaves: Leaves all cauline, linear, sometimes elongate, the lower 2-4 pairs opposite, the others alternate.
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Flowers: Inflorescence of naked spikes, tending to be paired, becoming elongate; calyx 3-4 mm. long, with yellowish, loose hairs; flowers fragrant, white with a yellow eye; corolla tube narrow, the 5 lobes abruptly spreading, the limb 5-10 wide; hairy appendages opposite the corolla lobes at the top of the tube; nutlets attached to the style in a small area near the base.
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Fruit: Nutlets 4, ovate, 1.2-1.7 mm. long, keeled, rough
  
 
==Bloom Period==
 
==Bloom Period==
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May-July
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==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
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West of the Cascades, British Columbia to Oregon, and in the Columbia Gorge
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Ecological Setting Nonalkaline meadows, low ground, and moist fields; wet grassy areas, edges of water.
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==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
 
Moist to mesic coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; rare on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, known recently only from Whaling Station Bay (Hornby Island); S to OR.
 
Moist to mesic coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; rare on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, known recently only from Whaling Station Bay (Hornby Island); S to OR.
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==Propagation==
 
==Propagation==
 
==Photo Gallery==
 
==Photo Gallery==
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<Gallery>
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File:PLFI RodGilbert flw good.jpg
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File:PLFI_BenLegler_flw_avg.jpg
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File:PLFI_LisaHintz_sd_2012.jpg
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</Gallery>
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==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 08:51, 8 May 2012

common names Fragrant Popcorn Flower

Plagiobothrys figuratus

Abbreviation code: PLFI

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperms
  • (unranked): Eudicots
  • (unranked): Asterids
  • Order: (unplaced)
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Genus: Plagiobothrys
  • Species: P. figuratus

Description

General: Appressed-hairy annual from fibrous roots, the simple to moderately branched stem 1-4 dm. tall.

Leaves: Leaves all cauline, linear, sometimes elongate, the lower 2-4 pairs opposite, the others alternate.

Flowers: Inflorescence of naked spikes, tending to be paired, becoming elongate; calyx 3-4 mm. long, with yellowish, loose hairs; flowers fragrant, white with a yellow eye; corolla tube narrow, the 5 lobes abruptly spreading, the limb 5-10 wide; hairy appendages opposite the corolla lobes at the top of the tube; nutlets attached to the style in a small area near the base.

Fruit: Nutlets 4, ovate, 1.2-1.7 mm. long, keeled, rough

Bloom Period

May-July

Distribution

West of the Cascades, British Columbia to Oregon, and in the Columbia Gorge Ecological Setting Nonalkaline meadows, low ground, and moist fields; wet grassy areas, edges of water.

Habitat

Moist to mesic coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; rare on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, known recently only from Whaling Station Bay (Hornby Island); S to OR.

Uses

Propagation

Photo Gallery

References