Taxon  Report   2485    
Cryptantha pterocarya  (Torr.) Greene
Winged nut forget me not,  Wingnut cryptantha
Cryptantha pterocarya
© 2004 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha pterocarya
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha pterocarya
© 2010 James M. Andre
Cryptantha pterocarya, 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 pterocarya
© 2004 James M. Andre
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cryptantha pterocarya
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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