Cryptantha flava (A. Nelson) Payson
Brenda's Yellow Cryptantha, Yellow Cryptantha
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Synonym(s): Oreocarya flava
USDA Symbol: CRFL5
A hairy plant with stems in clumps and tipped with coils of small yellow flowers; leaves at base largest.
Cryptantha is a large genus of the arid West with mostly white-flowered species. There are only two yellow species in the genus. The similar Mojave Popcorn-flower (C. confertiflora) occurs from central Utah and northwestern Arizona west to the base of the Sierra Nevada.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southwestern Wyoming south to northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open, sandy areas; common on plains and in juniper.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cryptantha flava in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptantha flava in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptantha flava
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-08-30
Research By: TWC Staff