Taxon  Report   2480 
Cryptantha muricata  (Hook. & Arn.) Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
Pointed cryptantha,  Prickly cryptantha, Prickly popcorn flower
Cryptantha muricata
© 2012 Jean Pawek
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Cryptantha muricata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cryptantha muricata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cryptantha muricata, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Cryptantha muricata
© 2008 Chris Winchell
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cryptantha muricata var. denticulata
PLANTS: Cryptantha muricata var. jonesii
PLANTS: Cryptantha muricata var. muricata
More information about  Cryptantha muricata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Mar 22, 2018).

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