Taxon  Report   2469 
Cryptantha humilis  (A. Gray) Payson
low oreocarya, roundspike cryptantha
Cryptantha humilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: ridges [Walker]
Genus: Cryptantha
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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PLANTS: Cryptantha alpicola
PLANTS: Oreocarya humilis ssp. nana
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana var. typica
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana var. shantzii
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana var. ovina
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana var. commixta
PLANTS: Cryptantha humilis var. shantzii
PLANTS: Cryptantha humilis var. ovina
PLANTS: Cryptantha humilis var. nana
PLANTS: Cryptantha humilis var. commixta
PLANTS: Oreocarya humilis
ICPN: Eritrichium glomeratum var. humile
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2014).

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