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Cryptantha bakeri

Cryptantha bakeri (Greene) Payson

Baker's Cryptantha, Baker's Catseye, Baker's Perennial Cat's-eye

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Oreocarya bakeri

USDA Symbol: CRBA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, 1-4.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT
Native Habitat: Dry sandy soil, slopes, washes, pinyon-juniper-oak communities.


Bibref 1817 - Flora of Colorado (2015) Ackerfield, J.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3126 - A Monograph of the Section Oreocarya of Cryptantha (1927) Payson, Edwin Blake

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Cryptantha bakeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptantha bakeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptantha bakeri


Record Modified: 2021-02-18
Research By: CBR

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