Prostrate Popcorn Flower

Plagiobothrys leptocladus

Boraginaceae Family (Borage)


Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Plants generally decumbent to prostrate. Nutlets smooth with a keel on back near the tip. Sepals generally much longer than nutlets and often turned to one side.
  • Compare with Plagiobothrys stipitatus var. micranthus which also has smooth nutlets, but is delicate and upright.


  • Vernal pools, especially slightly alkali ones. Usually not a dominant species.

Additional Information



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