Plagiobothrys scouleri (Scouler's Popcornflower) - photos and description


Coreopsis tinctoria growing among a carpet of Plagiobothrys scouleri




Plants can be both prostrate and...


Clump of many plants



General: Low annual plant with tiny white flowers, and a branching growth habit. Stems glabrous below, pubescent above.

Flowers: Flowers white with yellow centres, very small, 2 mm diameter growing in leaf axils and scorpioid cymes.

Leaves: Leaves opposite and alternate, grass-like, linear measured to 50 mm long and 4 mm wide. Leaves with a few hairs on bottoms and margins, tops glabrous.

Height: Stems listed to 20 cm long by Flora of Alberta, we measured plants to 10 mm tall.

Habitat: Slough edges, bottomlands.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 30th growing in mud in a dried up stream bed, Cypress Hills about 450 km south west of Regina, SK, and August 6th in a dried up shallow slough near the East Block of Grasslands National Park, about 300 km south west of our home in Regina, SK.