Calflora
Taxon  Report   2482    
Cryptantha nevadensis  A. Nelson & P. B. Kenn.
Nevada cryptantha,  Nevada forget me not
Cryptantha nevadensis
© 2010 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha nevadensis
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha nevadensis
© 2004 James M. Andre
Cryptantha nevadensis, 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 nevadensis
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Cryptantha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Krynitzkia barbigera var. inops
More information about  Cryptantha nevadensis
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 (CRNE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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