Parish's Popcorn Flower

Common Names:
Parish's Popcorn Flower
Scientific name:
Plagiobothrys parishii
Elevation range:
2,850 - 7,000 ft
Flowering Months:
March, April, May, June
Height | Length:
2 - 12 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual
Notes:
Rare
State Occurrences:
Endemic to:
California
California Rare Plant Rank:
1B.1--Rare, Threatened, Endangered in CA & elsewhere
Desert region:
Great Basin, Mojave

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Parishs Popcorn Flower in the desert

Plagiobothrys parishii has tiny white 5-petal flowers with a yellow spot at the base of each petal. Flowers are borne on stems in clusters, which makes an otherwise inconspicuous flower stand out. Lucerne Valley, CA | April 2015

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Parishs Popcorn Flower in the desert

Plagiobothrys parishii is an annual herb with radial, bright green stems that grow along the ground. These plants form mats that interweave and cover a large portion of the ground. Lucerene Valley, CA | April 2016

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Parishs Popcorn Flower in the desert

Plagiobothrys parishii is a water-loving plant, found only at seeps and springs, and is a rare endemic found only in California. Lucerne Valley, CA |April 17, 2016