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Cryptantha gracilis
narrow-stem cryptantha, slender cryptantha

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California east to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Habitat: Sagebrush desert and grassy slopes at low elevations to ponderosa pine forest openings at middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)

Pollination: Bees, flies, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Cryptantha gracilis Osterh.
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30(4): 236. 1903.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Cryptantha gracilis checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Cryptantha gracilis information.

E-Flora BC: Cryptantha gracilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cryptantha gracilis photos.

USDA Plants: Cryptantha gracilis information.

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