Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Rusty Popcorn Flower

Rosette and many erect stems. Stems and leaves have rusty to pale yellow, spreading, slightly sticky hairs; sap purple. Leaves linear, basal, crowded, 1–4 in. long; stem leaves few, alternate. Flowers 1/4 in. across, white with tiny yellow throat, very tightly coiled at top. Often seen in early spring in huge waves in grasslands, woodlands. Grows from sea level to low elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 8--16 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Coastal, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes