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PlantFiles: Yellow Cryptantha
Cryptantha flava

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cryptantha (krip-TAN-tha) (Info)
Species: flava (FLA-vuh) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Groundcovers
Herbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 15, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A hairy plant with stems in clumps and tipped with small yellow flowers.

Found in open, sandy areas, on plains and in juniper, from WY, CO, AZ and northwest NM.



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