[The Popcorn Flowers of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Eastside Popcornflower, Scouler's Popcorn Flower, Sleeping Popcornflower

Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus

Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri ssp. penicillatus, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus

Eastside Popcornflower, Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri ssp. penicillatus, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus) - Eastside Popcornflower, Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri ssp. penicillatus, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus)

Eastside popcornflower as seen at left in swales atop the eastern rim of Canyon Creek in the Klickitat Wildlife Area........April 2, 2016. What may be eastside popcorn flower as seen along vernally moist trails at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge......April 3, 2018.

Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus)

Sleeping popcornflower as seen in vernally moist areas along Swale Creek in Upper Swale Canyon, Klickitat County...............April 23, 2010. This variety of popcorn flower tends to be more prostrate or spreading, with flowers about half the width of those of variety scouleri.

Flower of Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus) - Calyces of Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus) - Flowers of Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus)

Scorpioid inflorescence of Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus) - Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus)

Additional close-up views of sleeping popcornflower as seen in vernally moist areas along Swale Creek in Upper Swale Canyon, Klickitat County...............April 23, 2010.

Eastside Popcornflower, Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri var. penicillatus (Synonyms: Allocarya cognata, Allocarya cusickii, Allocarya hispidula, Plagiobothrys cognatus, Plagiobothrys cusickii, Plagiobothrys hispidulus, Plagiobothrys scopulorum, Plagiobothrys scouleri, Plagiobothrys scouleri ssp. penicillatus, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. cusickii, Plagiobothrys scouleri var. hispidulus)

Sleeping popcornflower as seen in a vernally moist pool at the end of the South Klickitat Breaks Road, Klickitat Wildlife Area..........May 17, 2014.

Paul Slichter