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Cryptantha tumulosa

Cryptantha tumulosa (Payson) Payson

New York Mountain Cryptantha, New York Mountain Catseye, New York Mountain Cat's-eye, Mojave Cryptantha

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Oreocarya tumulosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, usually 1-3.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Limestone, granitic gravel or clay soils, pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-23
Research By: CBR

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