Calflora
Taxon  Report   11131    
Cryptantha celosioides  (Eastw.) Payson
Cocks comb cat's eye
Cryptantha celosioides
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha celosioides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cryptantha celosioides
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Cryptantha
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cryptantha bradburiana
PLANTS: Cryptantha macounii
PLANTS: Cryptantha nubigena var. macounii
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More information about  Cryptantha celosioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CRCE)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).