Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Slender Popcorn Flower (Pacific Popcorn Flower)
April 17, 1806, at The Dalles, Oregon.
A slender, hairy plant with most leaves in a basal tuft and small white flowers in a coil at ends of few branches or branchless stems. Leaves at base in tuft 3/4-4" (2-10 cm) long, spatula-shaped; those on stem progressively smaller toward top. Height: 6-20" (15-50 cm).
Open places; common in grass.
South-central Washington south to northern Baja California.
Open flowers are clustered at the top of the coil, resembling pieces of popcorn.