E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Plagiobothrys scouleri var. scouleri (Hook. & Arn.) I.M. Johnst.
Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Plagiobothrys scouleri var. scouleri
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Species Information

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General:
Annual herb from a taproot or fibrous roots; straight, slender, appressed-hairy throughout; stems numerous and prostrate to ascending, or single and erect, to 20 cm long/tall.
Leaves:
Basal leaves virtually absent; stem leaves linear to oblong, entire, 2-6.5 cm long, to 5 mm wide, lower 1-4 pairs opposite, the others alternate.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of terminal, coiled, elongating, loosely-flowered spikes, often with leafy bracts on the lower part; flowers small; petals white, fused at base into a tube that spreads (1-4 mm wide) at top to 5 lobes, with 5 yellow or white bulges at the throat; fruiting calyces 2-4 mm long, ascending-hairy.
Fruits:
Nutlets usually 4, clustered together, egg-shaped or narrowly egg-shaped, 1.5-2 mm long, more or less wrinkled and pimply and sometimes also bristly.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist meadows, grasslands and shrublands in the lowland, steppe and lower montane zones; frequent on S Vancouver Island and SC BC; E to MB and S to NM and OR.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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