Sunday, May 2, 2010

popcorn flower ~ 05/02/10 ~ Fort Ord


CNPS rates this a rare species in that it is limited in its distribution. I'm almost certain of this ID because Vern Yadon talks about it in his book. Even though Plagiobothrys has 69 matching records on Calflora, this particular plant is found in vernal pools and wet meadows, exactly what is found at Fort Ord.

ps - I could be totally wrong, too! Vern says it's easy to identify based on peculiar nutlets. What the heck are nutlets?

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