Taxon  Report   2460    
Cryptantha flaccida  (Lehm.) Greene
Beaked cryptantha,  Flaccid cryptantha, Weakstem cryptantha
Cryptantha flaccida
© 2018 Alice Cummings
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cryptantha flaccida
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Cryptantha flaccida
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha flaccida, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha flaccida
© 2016 Cindy Roessler
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Serpentine affinity: 1.6; (weak indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cryptantha rostellata var. spithamea
More information about  Cryptantha flaccida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).