Plagiobothrys figuratus

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


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


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



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


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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from
  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.