Calflora
Taxon  Report   2441    
Cryptantha affinis  (A. Gray) Greene
Common cryptantha,  Quill cryptantha, Side grooved cryptantha
Cryptantha affinis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha affinis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Cryptantha affinis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Cryptantha affinis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha affinis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cryptantha geminata
More information about  Cryptantha affinis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CRAF)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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