Taxon  Report   2453    
Cryptantha costata  Brandegee
Ashen forget me not,  Ribbed cryptantha
Cryptantha costata
© 2012 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha costata
© 2006 James M. Andre
Cryptantha costata
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha costata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California.
also called Johnstonella costata

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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Cryptantha costata
© 2006 James M. Andre
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Johnstonella costata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cryptantha saxorum
ICPN: Cryptantha seorsa
More information about  Cryptantha costata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).