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Cryptantha oblata (Rough cryptantha)
Leander, Bruce

Cryptantha oblata

Cryptantha oblata (M.E. Jones) Payson

Rough Cryptantha

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Strigose , Tomentose
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

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



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1042 Collected 2007-06-06 in Brewster County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-03
Research By: DEW

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