Taxon  Report   2484    
Cryptantha oxygona  (A. Gray) Greene
Sharp nut cryptantha,  Sharpnut cryptantha
Cryptantha oxygona, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cryptantha
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eritrichium oxygonum
More information about  Cryptantha oxygona
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2020).