Calflora
Taxon  Report   2469    
Cryptantha humilis  (A. Gray) Payson
Low oreocarya,  Roundspike cryptantha
Cryptantha humilis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha humilis
© 2015 John Doyen
Cryptantha humilis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Cryptantha humilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha humilis
© 2015 John Doyen
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Habitat: ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cryptantha alpicola
PLANTS: Oreocarya humilis ssp. nana
PLANTS: Cryptantha nana
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More information about  Cryptantha humilis
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 (CRHU2)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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