Early Spring growth following only moderate Fall rain. Original identification by photographer as Common Cryptanthus (C. intermedia); then revised by botanists Andrew Sanders (UC Riverside Herbarium) and Arlee Montalvo (who noted "how soft hairy the leaves are"), though Sanders thought it possibly is P. collinus. Photo by James Bryant.
Plagiobothrys canescens is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name valley popcornflower. It is endemic to California, where it is a common wildflower in valley, foothill, desert, coastline, and canyon habitat in the central and southern regions of the state.