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Cryptantha  breviflora (Osterh.) Payson   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Cryptantha  breviflora (Osterh.) Payson 
SynonymsOreocarya breviflora Osterh. (basionym)
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.ColoradoIdahoUtah
semideserts of w. USA
Altitude1500-2000m
Description leaves softly, silvery hirsute, stems crowded with compact inflorescence, corolla flat, 9-13mm in diam., pentamerous, tube short
Size20-30cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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