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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Cryptantha micrantha - redroot cryptantha

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Boraginaceae


   
 
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Leaves and stems
Willow Dells Tr
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Leaves
Willow Dells Tr
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Plant - summer
Willow Dells Tr
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Nutlets (fruit)
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Roots
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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: Rounded to cushion-like or taller than wide; taproot generally red, generally purple when dry; stem branched throughout; branches spreading to erect. Roots bleed a red stain.
Height: 2 to 6 inches


Habitat

Habitat Description: Dry or sandy soils.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 650 - 7500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Feb - Jun
Description: Tiny flowers, less than 1/8 inch, on small, flat topped terminal clusters.


Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Bright green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate and opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate. Leaves approximately 1/4 inch long.


Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green turning to brown   
Fruit Type: Nutlet
Fruit Notes: Nutlets , 1 - 4.


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