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Cryptantha tumulosa  (Payson) Payson
New york mountain cryptantha,   New york mtns. cryptantha
Cryptantha tumulosa is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Nevada.
also called Oreocarya tumulosa
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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
Observation Search
~137 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

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Cryptantha tumulosa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
USDA PLANTS Profile (CRTU)

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[wildflower.org] Characteristics, Habitat: Plant Characteristics Duration: Perennial Habit: Herb , Subshrub Fruit Type: Schizocarp Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall. Fruit: Nutlets, usually 1 to 3. Bloom Information Bloom Color: White , Yellow Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun Distribution USA: CA , NV Native Habitat: Limestone, granitic gravel or clay soils, pinyon-juniper woodlands. (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/13/2024).