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Cryptantha  osterhoutii (Payson) Payson   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Cryptantha  osterhoutii (Payson) Payson 
SynonymsOreocarya osterhoutii Payson (basionym)
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.ArizonaColoradoUtah
semideserts of w. USA
Description setose, basal leaves spathulate, 10-25mm long, stem leaves similar, inflorescence shortly adpressed setose, capitate, limb 6-9mm across, tube 3-4mm long
Size5-15cm
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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