Cryptantha cinerea

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Cryptantha cinerea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cryptantha
Species: C. cinerea
Binomial name
Cryptantha cinerea
(Greene) Cronquist

Cryptantha cinerea (common name James' catseye) is a plant found in the United States.


Among the Zuni people, the powdered root of the jamesii variety is used to relieve a sore anus.[1]


  1. ^ Camazine, Scott and Robert A. Bye 1980 A Study Of The Medical Ethnobotany Of The Zuni Indians of New Mexico. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2:365-388 (p. 374)