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Cryptantha nubigena'
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Cryptantha
Species:
C. nubigena
Binomial name
Cryptantha nubigena
(Greene) Payson

Cryptantha nubigena is a perennial plant in the Borage Family (Boraginaceae). It is commonly called Sierra cryptantha.

Habitat and range

It is found in the central and southern United States Sierra Nevada range, up to the alpine zone at 12,900 feet (3,900 m).

Growth pattern

It has short, leafy stems, but less densely leafy than Low Cryptantha Cryptantha humilis.

Leaves and stems

Hairy leaves are spoon shaped.

Inflorescence and fruit.

Flowers are white and less than 15 inch (0.51 cm)wide.

The wrinkled ovate fruits (nutlets) are more smooth than C. humilis.

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