Taxon  Report   2472 
Cryptantha leiocarpa  (Fischer & C. Meyer) E. Greene
Coast cryptantha,  Coastal cryptantha, Popcorn flower
Cryptantha leiocarpa
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
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Cryptantha leiocarpa
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Cryptantha leiocarpa
© 2004 Bob Huettmann
Cryptantha leiocarpa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Cryptantha leiocarpa
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Genus: Cryptantha
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cryptantha leiocarpa
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: Mar 28, 2017).

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