Taxon  Report   2475    
Cryptantha micrantha  (Torr.) I. M. Johnst.
Purple root cryptantha,  Purple rooted forget me not, Redroot cryptantha
Cryptantha micrantha
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Cryptantha micrantha
© 2003 Michael Charters
Cryptantha micrantha
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Cryptantha micrantha, 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 micrantha
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Cryptantha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eremocarya micrantha
More information about  Cryptantha micrantha
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 19, 2018).