Taxon  Report   2487    
Cryptantha racemosa  (S. Watson ex A. Gray) Greene
Bushy cryptantha,  Woody forget me not
Cryptantha racemosa
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Cryptantha racemosa
© 2015 Steve Matson
Cryptantha racemosa
© 2010 Michael G. Simpson
Cryptantha racemosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha racemosa
© 2015 Steve Matson
Genus: Cryptantha
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cryptantha racemosa var. lignosa
More information about  Cryptantha racemosa
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 17, 2018).