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* Latin Name: ''Plagiobothrys'' ''figuratus''
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* Family: Boraginaceae
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* Common Names: fragrant plagiobothrys
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* Synonyms/Misapplications: ''Allocarya'' ''figurata''
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* CODON: PLAFIG
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
*Kingdom: Plantae
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{{Taxobox
*(unranked): Angiosperms
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| image = PLAFIG1.jpg
*(unranked): Eudicots
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| image_caption = Photo: Ben Legler 2004
*(unranked): Asterids
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| name = '''''Plagiobothrys scouleri'''''
*Order: (unplaced)
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| regnum = [[Plant]]ae
*Family: Boraginaceae
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| subregnum = Tracheobionta
*Genus: Plagiobothrys
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| phylum = Spermatophyta
*Species: P. figuratus
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| subphylum= Magnoliophyta
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| classis = Magnoliopsida
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| subclassis = Asteranae
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| ordo = Boraginales
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| familia = Boraginaceae
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| genus = '''''Plagiobothrys''''' Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
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| species = '''''Plagiobothrys figuratus''''' I.M. Johnst. ex. M. Peck
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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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Annual with short hairs, simple or few-branched stems.
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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Linear, all-cauline, lower pairs opposite, becoming alternate up the stem.
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Inflorescence consists of naked spikes, tending to be paired, calyx has yellowish, loose hairs. Flowers fragrant, corolla white with a yellow eye; corolla tube narrow, the 5 lobes abruptly spreading.
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Fruits are 4 keeled, rough, ovate nutlets 1.2-1.7 mm. long.<ref name=":0">WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum,
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& University of Washington. Retrieved from <nowiki>https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Plagiobothrys%20figuratus</nowiki></ref><ref name=":1">Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler,
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B. et al. (2018). ''Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual''.
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Seattle: University of Washington Press.</ref>
  
 
==Bloom Period==
 
==Bloom Period==
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May-July<ref name=":0" />
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==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
==Habitat==
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Victoria Island and Thurston County, south, chiefly west of the Cascades and Willamette Valley, but also in Columbia River Gorge, to Southwest Oregon.<ref name=":1" />
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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NP:  No Plagiobothrys.  [We (DGM & PGM) grew it readily in garden beds, planting seeds in the fall (November) and in the spring (March).  If the seeds sprout too early the frost kills them.]
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==Habitat==
 
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Nonalkaline meadows, low ground, and moist fields.<ref name=":1" />
==Uses==
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==Propagation==
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==Photo Gallery==
 
==Photo Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:PLFI_BenLegler_flw_avg.jpg|Photo by Ben Legler
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File:PLAFIG3.png| Young growth, courtesy of CNLM
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File:PLAFIG2.jpg|Young growth, courtesy of CNLM
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File:PLFI_LisaHintz_sd_2012.jpg| seed, photo by Lisa Hintz
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</gallery>
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==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 19:31, 2 June 2020

  • Latin Name: Plagiobothrys figuratus
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Common Names: fragrant plagiobothrys
  • Synonyms/Misapplications: Allocarya figurata
  • CODON: PLAFIG

Taxonomy

Plagiobothrys scouleri
Photo: Ben Legler 2004
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteranae
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Plagiobothrys Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Species: Plagiobothrys figuratus I.M. Johnst. ex. M. Peck

Description

Annual with short hairs, simple or few-branched stems.

Linear, all-cauline, lower pairs opposite, becoming alternate up the stem.

Inflorescence consists of naked spikes, tending to be paired, calyx has yellowish, loose hairs. Flowers fragrant, corolla white with a yellow eye; corolla tube narrow, the 5 lobes abruptly spreading.

Fruits are 4 keeled, rough, ovate nutlets 1.2-1.7 mm. long.[1][2]

Bloom Period

May-July[1]

Distribution

Victoria Island and Thurston County, south, chiefly west of the Cascades and Willamette Valley, but also in Columbia River Gorge, to Southwest Oregon.[2]

Habitat

Nonalkaline meadows, low ground, and moist fields.[2]

Photo Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Plagiobothrys%20figuratus
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler, B. et al. (2018). Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual. Seattle: University of Washington Press.