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Cryptantha wetherillii

Cryptantha wetherillii (Eastw.) Payson

Wetherill's Cryptantha

Boraginaceae (Borage family)


USDA Symbol: CRWE3

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 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, 1-4.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Gravelly or clay slopes, desert scrub, 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

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


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

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