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Cryptantha intermedia  (A. Gray) Greene  var. intermedia 
Common cryptantha
Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia is an annual herb that is native to California.
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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Parent: Cryptantha intermedia
Genus: Cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.4 - weak indicator / indifferent
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFCryptantha hanseni
Information about  Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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[oregonflora.org] Description, Habitat: Fruits usually 3-4, lance-ovate to ovate, 1.4-2.1(2.2) mm, grayish or brownish, often mottled, bases rounded to narrowly truncate, tips acute to attenuate, surfaces usually densely papillate and coarse tuberculate or muricate, adaxial surface attachment scar edges raised near tip, usually narrowly gapped near tip or abutted entire length, flare-gapped at base forming triangular areole. Rocky or clay soil, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, desert scrub, grasslands, slopes, woodland openings. Flowering May-Jul. 0-1600 m. BR, Casc, Col, CR, ECas, Lava, Owy, Sisk, WV. CA, ID, NV, WA; southeast to AZ. Native. Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia is one of the most common and most collected Cryptantha taxa, intergrading with other species in parts of its range. This complex needs more study. (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).