Taxon  Report   2475 
Cryptantha micrantha  (Torrey) I.M. Johnston
Purple root cryptantha,  Purple rooted forget me not, Redroot cryptantha
Cryptantha micrantha
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Cryptantha micrantha
© 2003 Michael Charters
Cryptantha micrantha
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha micrantha, 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 micrantha
© 2005 Steve Matson
Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cryptantha micrantha
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 27, 2017).

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