Plagiobothrys figuratus (Piper) M. Peck
Synonym: Plagiobothrys hirtus
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

P. hirtus of Michigan Flora.

An annual, native to the Pacific Northwest, collected in a moist field with Eleocharis obtusa near Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co., in 1938. It was probably introduced by the railroad running beside the field. Collected again in 1939 at a nearby site.

The white flowers in a densely curled cyme tip make the “popcorn” name an apt one.


Kalamazoo County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 20, 2021.