Taxon  Report   2453    
Cryptantha costata  Brandegee
Ashen forget me not,  Ribbed cryptantha
Cryptantha costata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California.
also called Johnstonella costata
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
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 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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 16, 2019).