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Cryptantha traskiae (also called Trask's Cryptantha, among many other common names) is an annual herb that grows up to 10 cm tall. It has a short stem and small white flowers. It is native to the western United States and grows in sandy soils.
Uses & Benefits
Cryptantha traskiae is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes. It is also used for its medicinal properties to treat fever, headache, and skin diseases.
Flower, Seeds and Seedlings
The flower of Cryptantha traskiae is a small, white, star-shaped flower with five petals. The seed is a small, black, round seed. The seedlings are small, green, and have two leaves. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
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