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Cryptantha  cinerea (Greene) Cronquist   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Cryptantha  cinerea (Greene) Cronquist 
SynonymsOreocarya cinerea Greene (basionym)
 Hemisphaerocarya cinerea (Greene) Brand
 Cryptantha jamesii var. cinerea (Greene) Payson
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.North-Central U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.
dry, rocky slopes
Altitudemontane
Description densely leafy, tomentose, leaves oblanceolate, 4-10cm, sericeous-tomentose, inflorescence open, not very over leaves, corolla tube 3-4mm long, lobes ca. 5mm long
Size5-30cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained 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
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