Taxon  Report   2458 
Cryptantha echinella  E. Greene
Prickly cryptantha
Cryptantha echinella
© 2010 Jean Pawek
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Cryptantha echinella
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Cryptantha echinella
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Cryptantha echinella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha echinella
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Cryptantha
Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Red Fir Forest
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 30, 2017).

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