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Cryptantha palmeri (A. Gray) Payson
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: 8-12 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cryptantha palmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptantha palmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptantha palmeri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-29
Research By: TWC Staff