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Cryptantha ambigua

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Boraginaceae
Scientific name  Cryptantha ambigua
Rank  Species
Order  (unplaced)
Genus  Cryptantha
Higher classification  Cryptantha
Similar  Cryptantha, Boraginaceae, Cryptantha clevelandii, Cryptantha leiocarpa, Cryptantha humilis

Cryptantha ambigua is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name basin cryptantha. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Colorado, where it grows in many types of habitat, including forest, scrub, and sagebrush. It is an annual herb producing a branching stem 10 to 35 centimeters tall covered in stiff hairs. The hairy to bristly leaves are up to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a linear array of developing fruits with a dense clump of open flowers at the tip. The bristly white five-lobed flowers are 3 or 4 millimeters wide.

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Cryptantha ambigua Wikipedia


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