Taxon  Report   6602    
Plagiobothrys tenellus  (Nutt. ex Hook.) A. Gray
Pacific popcornflower,  Popcorn flower, Slender popcorn flower
Plagiobothrys tenellus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Plagiobothrys tenellus
© 2008 Steve Matson
Plagiobothrys tenellus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Plagiobothrys tenellus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plagiobothrys tenellus
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Genus: Plagiobothrys
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Plagiobothrys asper
More information about  Plagiobothrys tenellus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).