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Cryptantha fulvocanescens var. nitida

Cryptantha fulvocanescens (S. Watson) Payson var. nitida (Greene) R.C. Sivinski

Tawny Cryptantha, Gray Catseye , Gray Cat's-eye

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Oreocarya nitida


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT
Native Habitat: Sandstone in pinyon-juniper woodlands, desert scrub.

Web Reference

Webref 74 - Southwest Colorado Wildflowers (2020) Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-19
Research By: CBR

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