Thursday, April 20, 2017

Plagiobothrys jonesii (Mojave Popcornflower)

4/3/17 Ricardo Campground, Site#19
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

4/3/17 Ricardo Campground


COMMON NAME: Mojave Popcornflower

SPECIES: Plagiobothrys jonesii

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2017

LOCATION: Ricardo Campground, Site #19, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual, sharp-spreading-bristly. 

Stem: ascending to erect, < 5 dm. 

Leaf: cauline, alternate, lower 2--10 cm, hairs +- blister-based. 

Inflorescence: bracts near base; pedicel 0--1 mm. 

Flower: calyx 4--8 mm; corolla funnel-shaped, limb 1--3 mm diam, appendages minute, white. 

Fruit: nutlets 3--4, 2--3 mm, triangular-ovate, cobblestone-like, tubercles 0; abaxial ridge, lateral ridges weak, cross-ribs 0; scar near middle, long, narrow, on ridge. 

Ecology: Sandy, gravelly, rocky slopes, creosote-bush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; 

Elevation: < 1800 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SNH, SNE, D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southern Utah, western Arizona, Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Apr--May 

eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley

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