Boraginaceae
Plagiobothrys tenellus

Pacific Popcorn Flower

Annual with several erect stems, shaggy-haired, basal rosette. Leaves egg-shaped at base, with few smaller stem leaves alternate. Flowers more than 10, in a coil that is tight toward the tips. Seed is a thick nutlet in a distinctive cross shape. Grows in grasslands, woodlands, forests, at low to mid-elevations throughout western North America.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 2--5 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: Throughout Our Region., East Gorge, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes