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Cryptantha celosioides  (Eastw.) Payson
Cocks comb cat's eye
Cryptantha celosioides is a perennial herb that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
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~20 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCryptantha bradburiana
PLANTSCryptantha macounii
PLANTSCryptantha nubigena var. macounii
PLANTSCryptantha sheldonii
PLANTSOreocarya celosioides
Information about  Cryptantha celosioides from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

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[saskwildflower.ca] Description, Habitat: General: Small, upright, hairy plant with greyish-green leaves, single to several stems from the crown. Flowers: White flowers with a white eye grow in a dense spike. We measured flowers to 10 mm diameter. Leaves: Basal leaves narrowly spatulate 2.5 cm long, 4 mm wide. Upper leaves alternate, linear, 2 cm long and 3 mm wide. Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm, we measured plants to 14 cm tall. Habitat: Dry hills and grassland. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/23/2024).