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Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii (James' cryptantha)
Anderson, Wynn

Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii

Cryptantha cinerea (Greene) Cronquist var. jamesii (Torr.) Cronquist

James' Cryptantha, James' Catseye, James' Cat's-eye

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Cryptantha jamesii, Cryptantha jamesii var. disticha, Cryptantha jamesii var. typica, Cryptantha suffruticosa, Krynitzkia jamesii, Oreocarya suffruticosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CO , KS , MT , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptantha cinerea var. jamesii


Record Modified: 2022-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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