Page author: David Giblin
Cryptantha affinis
quill cat's-eye, common cryptantha, slender cryptantha

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and South Dakota.

Habitat: Open areas from sagebrush to coniferous forest openings at moderate elevations.

Flowers: June-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Cryptantha affinis (A. Gray) Greene
Publication: Pittonia 1(7): 119. 1887.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Krynitzkia affinis A. Gray
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Cryptantha affinis checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Cryptantha affinis information.

E-Flora BC: Cryptantha affinis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cryptantha affinis photos.

USDA Plants: Cryptantha affinis information.

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