Plagiobothrys arizonicus

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Plagiobothrys arizonicus
Plagiobothrys arizonicus 5.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Plagiobothrys
Species: P. arizonicus
Binomial name
Plagiobothrys arizonicus
(A.Gray) Greene ex A.Gray

Plagiobothrys arizonicus is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Arizona popcornflower. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it is a common wildflower in many types of mountain, desert, and woodland habitat. It is an annual herb with a spreading or erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters in length. The leaves are located in a basal rosette about the stem, with smaller ones along the length of the stem. The plant is coated in long, rough, sharp hairs. The herbage leaks a staining purple juice when crushed.[1] The inflorescence is a series of regular bracts and tiny flowers, each five-lobed white corolla less than 3 millimeters wide. The paired nutlets are arch-shaped and not prickly.


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