Taxon  Report   2484    
Cryptantha oxygona  (A. Gray) Greene
Sharp nut cryptantha,  Sharpnut cryptantha
Cryptantha oxygona
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Cryptantha oxygona
© 2011 Steve Matson
Cryptantha oxygona
© 2012 James M. Andre
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.

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Cryptantha oxygona
© 2011 Steve Matson
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eritrichium oxygonum
More information about  Cryptantha oxygona
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

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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 22, 2019).