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Cryptantha salmonensis

Cryptantha salmonensis (A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.) Payson

Salmon River Cryptantha, Salmon Catseye, Salmon Cat's-eye

Boraginaceae (Borage family)


USDA Symbol: CRSA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, 1-4.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Volcanic soils, slopes, desert scrub, sagebrush, 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 salmonensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptantha salmonensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptantha salmonensis


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

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