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Cryptantha rugulosa

Cryptantha rugulosa (Payson) Payson

Wrinkled Cryptantha, Wrinkled Catseye, Wrinkled Perennial Cat's-eye

Boraginaceae (Borage family)


USDA Symbol: CRRU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Sandy, gravelly, clay soil, slopes, flats, washes, desert shrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

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

Research Literature

Reslit 3131 - A Monograph of the Section Oreocarya of Cryptantha (1927) Payson, Edwin Blake

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-22
Research By: CBR

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