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Cryptantha texana (Pick me nots)
Carr, Bill

Cryptantha texana

Cryptantha texana (A. DC.) Greene

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Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: CRTE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems initially erect, spreading with age, up to about 16 inches long.
Fruit: Mericarps.

Bloom Information

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



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0097 Collected April 16, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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