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Cryptantha palmeri (Palmer's cryptantha)
Northington, David K.

Cryptantha palmeri

Cryptantha palmeri (A. Gray) Payson

Palmer's Cryptantha

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Cryptantha coryi

USDA Symbol: CRPA21

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The blossoms of Cryptantha palmeri grow on the upper side of a curved stem which straightens as the seeds form. The small white flowers, about 1/4 inch across, turn pinkish as they mature. The narrow leaves, 1 1/2- 2 inches long, are slightly wider toward the tip. The plant grows 8-12 inches tall, usually unbranched. Stem and leaves are covered with rough gray hairs.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: 812 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: NM , TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-06-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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