Taxon  Report   2454    
Cryptantha crinita  Greene
Sacramento cryptantha,  Silky cryptantha
Cryptantha crinita
© 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha crinita
© 2009 Sierra Pacific Industries
Cryptantha crinita
© 2009 Sierra Pacific Industries
Cryptantha crinita, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cryptantha crinita
© 2009 Dean W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Valley Grassland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Cryptantha crinita
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).