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Cryptantha flaccida
flaccid cryptantha, weakstem cat's eye
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Central and southeast Washington, south to southern California, and along the western border of Idaho.

Habitat: Dry, open slopes and flats at lower elevations.

Flowers: May - June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Slender annual, the stem 1-4 dm. tall, simple or branched; herbage covered with appressed, aligned hairs.

Leaves:

Slender annual, the stem 1-4 dm. tall, simple or branched; herbage covered with appressed, aligned hairs.

Flowers:

Flowers in naked spikes, often two or three spikes on a stem; calyx lobes 5, nearly distinct, 3-4 mm. long, closely enveloping the nutlet, covered below with stout, spreading, curved or hooked bristles; corolla white, the 5 lobes speading, 1-2.5 mm. wide; fornices well-developed; filaments short; style less than half as long as the nutlet.

Fruits:

Nutlet solitary, 2 mm. long, smooth, lanceolate, acuminate.

Accepted Name:
Cryptantha flaccida (Douglas ex Lehm.) Greene
Publication: Pittonia 1(7): 115. 1887.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cryptantha flaccida in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cryptantha flaccida checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cryptantha flaccida atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cryptantha flaccida photos.

USDA Plants: Cryptantha flaccida information.

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