Taxon  Report   2453 
Cryptantha costata  Brandegee
Ashen forget me not,  Ribbed cryptantha
Cryptantha costata
© 2006 James M. Andre
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Cryptantha costata
© 2006 James M. Andre
Cryptantha costata
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha costata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California.
also called Johnstonella costata

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Cryptantha costata
© 2012 Keir Morse
Genus: Cryptantha
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
CNPS accepted name: Johnstonella costata
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cryptantha saxorum
ICPN: Cryptantha seorsa
More information about  Cryptantha costata
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: Aug 19, 2018).

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