Yellow Cryptantha
Cryptantha flava

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.