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Taxon  Report  
Cryptantha costata  Brandegee
Ashen forget me not,   Ribbed cryptantha
Cryptantha costata is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found in Baja California and Arizona.
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Bloom Period
Genus: Cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCryptantha saxorum
ICPNCryptantha seorsa
JEF + CNPSJohnstonella costata
More information about  Cryptantha costata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
USDA PLANTS Profile (CRCO15)

BONAP Distribution Map


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/24/2022).