Plagiobothrys torreyi var. perplexans
Common Name: chaparral popcornflower
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0V153
Full Name: Plagiobothrys torreyi (A. Gray) A Gray var. perplexans I.M. Johnst.

Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
  • Habitat: Burned areas, igneous soils.
    • Chaparral
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Meadows and seeps
    • Upper montane coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Previously identified as P. myosotoides, which does not occur in CA. Possibly threatened by fire suppression. Similar to P. tenellus and P. torreyi var. torreyi; co-occurs with var. torreyi in the lower Sierra Nevada Foothills. See Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 68:72 (1923) for original description.
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  • Date Added: 2012-08-21
  • Last Update: 2012-09-05
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1070 - 2745 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Fresno (FRE),  Kern (KRN),  Mariposa (MPA),  San Luis Obispo (SLO),  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Santa Margarita (246A) 3512045,  Lake Isabella North (260B) 3511864,  Alta Sierra (261A) 3511865,  Fairview (284B) 3511884,  Kernville (284C) 3511874,  Sentinel Peak (308D) 3611815,  Auberry (397C) 3711914,  Shaver Lake (397D) 3711913,  El Capitan (437B) 3711966,  Wawona (437C) 3711956,  El Portal (438A) 3711967
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Quad data is not available for all List 3 and 4 plants. For those that do contain this data, it has not been quality controlled and is potentially incomplete, inaccurate, and/or out of date. Please use caution when referencing this information. We are currently working hard to maintain this data and hope to provide accurate and up to date information in the near future.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 3733
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3512045=Santa Margarita (246A) 3512045;3511864=Lake Isabella North (260B) 3511864;3511865=Alta Sierra (261A) 3511865;3511884=Fairview (284B) 3511884;3511874=Kernville (284C) 3511874;3611815=Sentinel Peak (308D) 3611815;3711914=Auberry (397C) 3711914;3711913=Shaver Lake (397D) 3711913;3711966=El Capitan (437B) 3711966;3711956=Wawona (437C) 3711956;3711967=El Portal (438A) 3711967