Plagiobothrys nothofulvus growing in a field.  Image taken by and used with permision from Eric Hunt.

They're Popping Up Everywhere-- Plagiobothrys nothofulvus, the Popcorn Flower

Don’t let its name fool you-- the popcorn flower does not really smell like popcorn.  It does, however, bear a resemblance to everybody’s favorite movie time snack.  Plagiobothrys nothofulvus can be found growing in grassy fields in the northwestern United States (LBJ Wildflower Center 2014, Rickett 1971) .  Click on Habitat to learn more about the conditions that popcorn flowers “pop up” best in. 

                                        Dew on Plagiobothrys nothofulvus.

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To get a basic understanding of Plagiobothrys nothofulvus, check out the classification page. After that, you can move on to learn more about its habitat, mode of reproduction, and interactions with other organisms.  If you ever encounter a word you're unfamiliar with, head over to the Explanation of Terms page to find definitions for scientific terms used throughout the website.