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Cryptantha dumetorum  (A. Gray) Greene
Bush loving cryptantha,   Bushloving cryptantha,   Flexous forget me not
Cryptantha dumetorum is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Cryptantha dumetorum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CRDU)

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[swbiodiversity.org] Description, Habitat: Plant: Annual 10-60 cm; stem branched throughout; branches prostrate to ascending, generally sprawling over rocks, other plants, fragile, strigose to appressed-stiff-hairy Leaves: 0.5-3 cm, simple, entire, linear to lanceolate; bristles ascending to appressed; cauline generally opposite below, alternate above INFLORESCENCE: cymes, axillary and terminal, open in fruit; flowers appressed Flowers: calyx asymmetrical, sepals free, 1 mm, 2-3 mm, folded, oblong in fruit, generally bristly, some bristles > sepal; corolla generally white, tube generally 1-13 mm, appendages 5, white to yellow; corolla limb 0.5-1 mm wide; anthers included; ovary generally 4-lobed Fruit: Fruit: nutlets 4 (1 generally > other 3), 2-2.5 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, back generally white-granular, groove on inside surface open throughout, not generally flared or forked at base Misc: Sandy or gravelly soils, generally under other plants; 200-1500 m.; Apr-May (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/01/2023).