Cryptantha angustifolia

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Cryptantha angustifolia
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Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cryptantha
Species: C. angustifolia
Binomial name
Cryptantha angustifolia

Cryptantha inaequata
Eremocarya angustifolia

Cryptantha angustifolia is a species of wildflower in the borage family known by several common names, including Panamint catseye and bristlelobe cryptantha. This plant is native to northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States from California to Texas, where it grows in desert scrub and woodland.


Cryptantha angustifolia is an annual herb usually under half a meter in height and covered in long hairs and bristles. It has a number of small linear leaves mostly toward the base of the plant. The erect stems are covered by inflorescences in a cane-shaped curl similar to the flowers of fiddlenecks. Each flower is white with yellow throat parts and a few millimeters wide.


  1. ^ "Cryptantha angustifolia - (Torr.) Greene". NatureServe. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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